Deadly explosions rock Kano GSM Market


Two explosions, believed to be from improvised expolosive devices, have gone off in Kano, a PREMIUM TIMES correspondent in the city is reporting.

“Explosions have gone off at Kano GSM market around farm centre,” reporter  Mohammed Ahmad said. “I’m rushing to the scene.”

Details of the incident are still sketchy, our correspondent says.

The spokesperson of the Kano Command of the police could not be reached for comments.

A witness however said the first explosion occurred at the market entrance while the second device exploded near a pavilion in the centre of the market.

He said two vans filled with victims were driven away from the scenes of the explosion.

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The incident came less than 24 hours after a similar explosion in a crowded park in Yola, the Adamawa state capital, left at least 34 people dead and 80 injured.

Today’s blast is the first attack on Kano since July 6 when a female suicide bomber struck near a Mosque in the city, killing herself.

The teenage bomber had detonated the explosive at 9:30 p.m that day after she was prevented from accessing the Umar Bin Khatab mosque along Zaria Road. The incident happened just as faithful were dispersing after observing the late night (Tarawih) prayer.

More to come…


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