BREAKING: Fresh explosion rocks Kano; many feared dead

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An explosion has gone off at one of the busiest motor parks in Kano, residents and security officials have told PREMIUM TIMES. An unknown number of people are feared dead in the blast, which occurred at Kano Line, located at Naibawa Area, along Zaria Road. The explosion sounded at about 3:15 PM with thick smokes immediately billowing towards the sky and residents scampering for . The vicinity of the scene of the incident is now deserted as security agencies and aid workers try to evacuate injured people to hospital, our correspondent says. Residents fear heavy casualty “because of the the busy nature of the garage”. Details are still sketchy and the in the state are yet to make any comment on the incident. The spokesperson for the Kano State Police Command, Magaji Majiya as well as the Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris, did not answer or return calls. Details of the incident will come in our subsequent updates The Kano incident happened hours after a suicide bomber killed over 20 people at a motor park in Potiskum, Yobe State. An official involved in rescue activities at the scene of the blast also said over 30 others were‎ injured and were  being taken to the hospital. “The bomber disguised as a traveller going to Kano. He even took his seat inside the car before detonating his ‎explosive-laden vest,” the aid worker said, preferring anonymity because he is not permitted to talk on the matter. A female suicide bomber had struck Monday at the GSM market in the town, killing five person and injuring several others.

12 Comments

  1. Shobande Keymon Yomi

    February 24, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    What? Not again

  2. Grace Aigbokhae

    February 24, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    may their soul rest in peace.

  3. Eunice Aigbokhae

    February 24, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Save ur children lord

  4. Ndubuisi Oscar

    February 24, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    May God save us from this evil doers. RIP to the deceased once.

  5. tyra bello

    February 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    All is well

  6. Shaguolo Sunday

    February 24, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    May dis innocent soul rest in peace

  7. Chiamaka Emmanuella Onuoha

    February 24, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Eyaa pls Lord save ur children pls

  8. Sandra chinasa Deborah

    February 24, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I sumtimes wonder wat kind of brain sum of diz Muslims hv. Hw can a locomotive thg knwn as human being with brain stuck into d skull agree 2 die like dat along with others? Don’t dey hv conscience? Don’t tel me dat dey force dem 2 kill cos i won’t buy it at all. God y? Breadwinners re being killed, pillars of d house re being shattered in d name of politics. God where re u?

    • Louis Offor

      February 24, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      These people who carry out such heinous acts are not Muslims. I doubt if the government or highly placed persons doesn’t have a hand in this.

  9. Sandra chinasa Deborah

    February 24, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    God, console d bereaved families

  10. Louis Offor

    February 24, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    What is happening? Why the sudden leash of terror between yesterday and today? Earlier today, it was a case of a suicide bomb going off in Yobe. Now, later it is happening again in Kano. Is there something the government is not telling its citizens? Who do we ask all these questions? God….In your mighty hands, we seek protection. I don’t even know what to say anymore….i’m tired of typing R.I.P to the dead.

  11. Ability Ifeanyi

    February 26, 2015 at 2:37 am

    This bombing! bombing!! bombing!!!
    Have designed my mouth to be speechless, but what am yet to understand is the gain they drived from it and those sucide bombers who are not kids that is being forced to go and donate bombs if i was ask i will say that their brain have expired because i can’t see the reason why a normal and able human can agree with such an act.