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Bomb Explosion Injures Three in Kano

04 Dec 2012

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Ibrahim Shuaibu

An early morning bomb explosion yesterday, injured three security personnel at a junction close to Kantin Kwari textile market by IBB way in Kano.

An eyewitness told THISDAY that the suspected time-bomb was planted around the fence of the Eid praying ground, where some security agents usually use as their resting place during work.

The account added that the bomb exploded around 9 a.m., when traders were going to the market to open for the business of the day, adding that soon after the bomb exploded, there was pandemonium as people scampered to safety. 

THISDAY gathered that those who were critically injured include an official of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), an official of the state Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) and one official of the Hisbah guard.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Command said the explosion injured three persons, who were at the junction of the busy textile market in Kano metropolitan, but, however, did not disclose the identities of the injured persons.

Spokesman of the command, Mr. Musa Magaji Majia, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), told journalists, that: “Security operatives under the aegis of Joint Task Force (JTF) condoned the scene of the blast and the entire area with a view to made the arrest.”

He noted that the three injured persons were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, while two of the three persons had already been discharged from the hospital, after been certified fit.

“There is nothing to panic about traders are already trading their goods without any fear as the situation is under control,” he said.

The police also advised people to stop spreading the rumours that the blast occurred at the market, stating that the police was on top of the situation. 

However, when THISDAY visited the scene of the explosion, it was observed that people were busy going about their businesses without fear or favour, while policemen and soldiers were seeing patrolling the area to avert the breakdown of law and order.

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