Police Confirms Kano Bomb Blast Was A Suicide Attack
The Nigeria Police has said that the explosion which ripped through a bar in a neighborhood in Kano, Nigeria’s second most populous city is a suicide attack.
While confirming it is a suicide car bomber that carried out the attack, the police, spokesman of the Police, Assistant police superintendent Musa Magaji Majiya said it was too early to give figures of casualties in the attack, but witness say immediate casualty is put at 10 deaths from the blast.
Abdul Dafar, who lives a block away, said he saw at least four dead bodies after the explosion.
“I heard a loud blast. And there was a lot of smoke. Soldiers came in to cordon off the place and ambulances were rushing people to hospital,” he said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but blame is likely to fall on violent Islamist group Boko Haram, whose struggle against the Nigerian state has killed thousands over the last five years.
Multiple blasts in the same Sabon Gari quarter killed at least 24 people in July of last year, and a suicide car bomber killed 25 people at a bus station in Sabon Gari in March 2013.
Those explosions have been blamed on the Islamic extremist group that recently abducted 276 schoolgirls whose captors ares threatening to sell into slavery if the government does not release detained militants.
Alcohol is forbidden under Shariah law that holds in Kano in northern Nigeria, but authorities turn a blind eye to the Sabon Gari quarter.
The blast comes as the Nigerian authorities continue the search for more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
The abducted schoolgirls, who include Christians and Muslims, were seized on 14 April in the north-east Nigerian town of Chibok in Borno state.
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