By Alkasim Abdulkadir
Rescue and evacuation is currently underway in the city of Kano, which came under heavy attacks yesterday evening.
Engr. Abu, the NEMA director in Kano, gave the lists of places affected as Zone 1, HQ Sharada, Farm Centre, Bompai and Yar Akwa police stations. The local Red Cross’s rescue mission has been impeded by traffic snarls across the city.
Gunshots were heard after the blasts which occurred in different areas of the city and one of the explosions was so powerful it rocked cars several miles away from the blast.
Enenche Akogwu, 31, a reporter and video camera operator with independent broadcaster Channels TV, was shot by unidentified gunmen as he attempted to interview witnesses of a deadly terrorist attack in Kano, capital of Kano state, Channels TV regional news editor Bashir Adigun told CPJ. The journalist had just returned from a news conference organized by police after multiple suicide bombings targeted government buildings, Adigun said.
At least seven other people were killed in the attacks.
Islamist sect, Boko Haram, which has kept various northern cities under siege in recent times, has claimed responsibility for the bombings which claimed over a hundred lives.
The sect spread leaflets around the city and promised to continue to deal with the government, Christians, Muslims, and anyone perceived to be standing in the way of Islam, or reporting members of the sect to the police.
The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny – Wole Soyinka