Sad news reaching us this morning.
Another bomb blast has occurred in Kano. The Nigeria Police Force announced this via twitter:
This blast comes just a day after the two that occurred yesterday in Kano.
More details coming soon…
The Nigeria Police Force has released a statement on the incident:
Today, 28-07-14 at about 10:00am, another suicide bomb went off at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC Mega Filling Station at Hotoro Quarter along Maiduguri Road, Kano. A suicide bomber suspected to be a female had slipped into the crowd of citizens buying kerosene at the Station before detonating the explosives. The suicide bomber and three others have been confirmed dead, eight persons are injured and rushed to the Hospital.
It is instructive to note that the Mega Station did not go ablaze due to the security barricade put in place by the Policemen on duty at the station. Such a situation would have clearly complicated the Emergency response.
Security Forces have cordoned off the scene, and Police Bomb Disposal Experts are “sweeping” the area. Citizens are advised to stay off the scene, be vigilant and report any suspicious person(s) or activities to security forces. Full scale investigation has commenced, intensive patrol of the city is ongoing.
ACP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,