Tuesday, 30 July 2013

25+ Killed In Multiple Bomb Blasts at Sabon Gari, Kano

File: Boko Haram blows up Police H/Q in Kano (05:24:2012)
The Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis was yesterday rocked by multiple bomb blasts which occurred at Igbo Road/Enugu Road and on New Road, opposite Ado Bayero Square killing no fewer than 25 persons.  were believed to have been killed in Sabon Gari area of Kano on Monday as suspected terrorists detonated about four bombs in the neighbourhood.It was learnt that one of the explosions, .

The blasts which occurred on Igbo Road, Enugu Road and New Road, opposite Ado Bayero Square is believed to have been carried out by Islamic sect, Boko Haram, occurred at a drinking joint in Sabon Gari, where most of the non-indigenes reside. The first blast was said to have occurred at about 9.12pm.

There had been at least two explosions one at about 9.12pm near International Hotel, while the second blast followed three minutes later. Security forces immediately condoned off both sites, which prevented people from moving closer to the places hit by the explosions.

AFP reports that “at least four explosions” had occurred in the Sabon Gari neighbourhood on Monday. “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.

Kola Oyebanji, a resident of the neighbourhood, believed “beer parlours” were the target. He said, “My house is not far from there. All my windows are shattered.” The cause of the blasts was not immediately clear. The spokesman for the Joint Task Force, Captain Ikedichi Iweh, confirmed the explosions but refused to give details. Boko Haram had claimed responsibility for coordinated suicide blasts at a bus park in Sabon Gari in March that killed over 22 people.

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