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Sunday, 24 March 2013

EXplosions Rock Kano again: Two Suicide Bombers Killed

Barely a week after an explosion rocked a motor park in Kano, killing scores and injuring many others, two explosions also shook the northern city in the early hours of Saturday, killing the two suicide bombers in the process.

According to the state Police Command, the remote controlled explosives which were being carried in a wheel barrow went off at the Eastern bye-pass and blew up the two suspected bombers.

The suspects were alleged to have disguised as water vendors pulling a truck of jerry cans, while the other followed behind on a motor bike with the remote control.

It was learnt that the explosion at Hotoro did not cause any harm, as no one was injured.

Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya, while confirming the explosions at the Eastern bye-pass and Hotoro, said details were still sketchy.

Spokesman for the Joint Task Force (JTF), Captain Ikedichi Iweha, could not also confirm the incident immediately.

In a related development, a gun attack in the Dakata area of the town , Friday night,  claimed the life of a shop owner, identified as Matthew Owoniyi, who was shot dead inside his shop in the presence of his wife and two children.

 The gunmen, who allegedly made away with sales proceeds for the day at about 9 pm also made away with his Volkswagen Golf car.
Culled from: TheWill

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