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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

20 Die In Fresh Bomb-blasts In Sabon Gari Kano

No fewer than 20 persons were believed to have been killed in Sabon Gari area of Kano on
Monday night as suspected terrorists detonated about four bombs in the neighbourhood.
It was learnt that one of the explosions, 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
The blasts occurred on Igbo Road,
Enugu Road and New Road, opposite Ado Bayero Square.
The first blast was said to have occurred 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.
A resident of the area, who spoke to one of our correspondents on the telephone, said
there were series of explosions, which had created pandemonium in the commercial area
of the state capital.
The resident, who craved anonymity, said the explosions were still ongoing as of 10pm,
adding that there had been at least two explosions before the latest one at about 9.30pm.
It was difficult to ascertain the number of casualties of the explosions but Channels TV, in
its 10pm news report, said about 20 people had been killed.
The spokesman for the Joint Task Force, Captain Ikedichi Iweh, confirmed the explosions
but refused to give details.
The Commissioner of Police, Kano State, Mr. Musa Daura, who confirmed the incident,
however claimed that six persons were killed during the blasts while six others were



  1. We are living in a world where there is a lot of violence. I hope humanity will come to its senses and stop this senseless killing.