26 Killed In Suicide Bombings In Kano,Yobe

Bomb explosion has occurred at Tashan-Azare, along Potiskum/Kano road, opposite Alamin Resturant, killing 20 people, with several others injured.
The explosion, third in less than seven days, it was gathered on Tuesday, occurred around 12.00 noon.
There was also a similar incident in Kano on Tuesday, when three suicide bombers hit the popular Kano line motor park, located at the Kofar Nassarawa area of Kano city, killing 12 people, while no fewer than five persons sustained varying degrees of injuries.
Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner of  Police, Idris Ibrahim, said the attack claimed 12 lives, while those who sustained various degrees of injuries were receiving treatment at hospitals.
Although, there was no one who claimed to have sighted any suspicious person before the explosion in Potiskum occurred, there had been warnings for people to be careful, particularly around motor parks in Potiskum, because of what happened at a motor park in Damaturu and the GSM market, where over 50 people were reportedly killed.
Speaking to residents of Potiskum, Alhaji Kawu Idi, said on phone that they were, at the time of this report, at the Potiskum General Hospital, checking relations or known faces among the dead and the injured.
According to him, the hospital secretary, Mallam Baba Ali, had confirmed that 14 people died in the blast, including the suicide bomber, while 31 others were critically injured.
He described the attack as unfortunate and un-Islamic, adding that some people, due to ignorance, still saw these attackers as fighting the cause of Allah, but were blinded by the truth that most of the people being killed now by the suicide bombers were traders and workers at the motor park and were mostly Muslims.
Attempts to get police reaction failed, as the state Commissioner of  Police, Marcus Danladi, could not be reached, even on phone.
According to an eyewitness, the Kano  incident occurred at about 3.15 p.m, when three suicide bombers walked into the motor park, disguising as passengers trying to board vehicle to an unknown destination.
The source further disclosed that the suicide bombers, who were between ages 17 and 18 years, carried  bags on their backs and mingled  with passengers who were about travelling to different destinations.
He added that two of them stood by the side of an Urvan bus, which was loading passengers at the time and detonated the bomb, killing themselves and 10 other passengers who were severely burnt.
Pandemonium rocked the motor park, with the third suspected suicide bomber immediately escaping to an unknown destination.
Three vehicles at the scene of the incident were burnt , while the green  Sharon bus with the registration number Kano WDL 314AA , which brought passengers from one of the villages had them trying to disembark at the very spot where the two suspected suicide bombers were before the bomb concealed in their bodies were detonated.
While speaking at the scene of the incident, the Kano state Commissioner of Police, Idris Ibrahim, said  “by the time we rushed here, we discovered that there was a bomb blast at Kano motor park, Kofar Nassarawa area of the city. Detailed investigation will continue.”
As of the time of filing this report, the entire area had been cordoned off by security operatives, which included the police, soldiers and other uniform men


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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