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6 dead, 5 Injured in Kano Bomb Explosion on Friday




The police in Kano have confirmed the death of six persons, including three policemen, in the bomb explosion at Magarsiku Filling Station at Hotoro, Kano, on Friday.

The Commissioner of Police, Aderinle Shinaba, who confirmed the incident while addressing newsmen on Saturday, said five other persons sustained various degrees of injury.

Shinaba said the incident occurred when a suicide bomber went into the filling station pretending to buy fuel for the vehicle he was driving.

He said immediately the hoodlum entered the service station, he detonated the bomb which was inside his car.

He added that two vehicles were completely burnt down, while two others were damaged.

The commissioner said the injured persons had since been taken to hospital for treatment.

Shinaba urged the public to be more vigilant and furnish security agents with useful information to check the activities of insurgents.

He said the damage to other filling stations and vehicles nearby would have been more if the security operatives and men of the fire service did not respond promptly.

He noted that “everybody must remain vigilant in order to ensure that we check the activities of these people.

“We are lucky there are two petrol tankers which will have been burnt if not for the early arrival of the fire servicemen who quickly put out the fire.’’

*photo is for illustrative purposes only*

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  1. Mimi

    November 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    This is now everyday news in Nigeria, senseless killing of innocent people. It just makes you wonder if it’ll ever stop. Brace yourself people, if Jonathan bad luck is re-elected this is what’s in store for you. His actions are speaking louder than his voice. Mr nice man Jonathan is not capable of being our chief of anything.


    November 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    lord hAVE MERCY

  3. Afamefuna

    November 16, 2014 at 6:16 am

    goodluck is realy goodluck but northarners wana made badlucks but it won`t work he will rules nigeria 4 the nest tenure vote 4 him my good people…….

  4. Nigeria donn finish

    November 16, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Nigeria donn finish ooo..!! Lord have mercy…

  5. Mizzy

    November 16, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Dis perpetrators wuld av bin beta dead 4rm birth than avng 2 cme in dis life. Causing so much hurt 2 d innocent citizens. I rada stay home n nt vote in 2015 than go out n vote 4 ny1. It sucks big tym n its 2 difficult 2 cme 2 terms wt d fact dt dis is d world we live in. Killings evrywhere n our so cald leaders live a lavish lifestyle. Its well sha

  6. Eniye Charles

    November 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Leaders of this world, be careful of what you are planing… we are tired of the blood sheered but it keeps on coming!

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