Terrorism: Scores killed as multiple bomb blasts hit Kano

by Chi Ibe


Yesterday’s bomb blast  in Sabon Gari, Kano is believed to have killed nothing less than 20 people.

The first explosion occurred around 9.12 p.m on Monday night near Ibo/Enugu Road by the International Hotel in Sabongari and then just a few minutes later another went off on New Road, opposite the Emir Ado Bayero Square at about 9.15 p.m.

The bomb explosions are suspected to have been detonated by terrorists despites on-going peace talks and some reports hold that about four bombs went off in the neighbourhood.

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A resident of the area told the Punch news on the telephone that there were series of explosions which had created pandemonium in the state capital saying the explosions were still ongoing as of 10pm, and there had been at least two explosions before the latest one at about 9.30pm.

AFP reports that “at least four explosions” had occurred. “There is confusion all over the place. There were four huge explosions, so huge that they shook the whole area. Everywhere is enveloped in smoke and dust,” Chinyere Madu, a fruit vendor, told AFP.

Channels TV, in its 10pm news report, said about 20 people had been killed.

P.M News reporter who went round the two explosion sites, said he counted dozens of people sprawled on the floor, with many of them soaked in blood. But the number of fatalities could not be ascertained.

Comments (3)

  1. It’s nw the right time to start praying for the peace of these Nation(Nigeria)!

  2. It wiil be difficult for the JTF to secure everywhere, but people can be trained on matters relating to security. I think this is one area that need exploring and govt should try to do that. Again the fuel for terrorism in Nigeria are the unemployed youths so govt has to find jobs for them. Nigeria has been seriously divided along sectional and religious lines as a result of all these problems and our govt keeps promising. I think govt should declare state of emergency on youth unemployment because to have so many educated youths and not engage them is like burning refuse in a filling station because these youths do not require much training to handle arms and ammunition and we will fooling ourselves if we think the ill-motivated security agencies can do much.

    1. How can you be bombing places and you tell people that is lack of jobs in the country, were you trained in the school to go and do that and is it only in the north that have graduates without job? Lets be sincere to ourselves. Lack of job can never lead someone to go and bomb, what if u bomb the place that somebody there wanted to help you and the person too is death @ the cause of bombing.

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