Blast kills 12 at Kano motor park
AFTER a paucity of insurgency attack in Kano, a bomb blast occurred Tuesday killing 12 people including the bombers.
According to the Police Commissioner, Kano Command, Ibrahim K. Idris, two suicide bombers entered the park while disguising as passengers before the blast happened.
He further revealed that, “The investigation is still at preliminary stage, that is why we cannot give a comprehensive account of the injured ones. But we learned that some people sustained various degrees of injuries. They have since been conveyed to hospital for immediate medical attention.”
But an eye witness account reveals that the number of casualties was above what the Police Commissioner has stated. The suicide bombers were said to be teenagers between the ages of 17 to 18 years.
The explosion at the Kano Line Station occurred at about 3:40 pm (1540 GMT) and sent people rushing from the site of the blast, many of them covered in blood.
“I was attending to customers when I heard a loud explosion that shook the building,” said one local shopkeeper, who works opposite the terminus.
An orange seller inside the bus station confirmed his account.
“We rushed outside and we saw plumes of black smoke coming from the Kano Line Station,” the shopkeeper said.
“People and buses were rushing out of the bus station. One bus was splattered with blood and human flesh.”
The police had cordoned off the scene.
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