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KANO – No fewer than six persons lost lives following two explosions which occurred in Kano Sunday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) .

The first blast went off at Kofar , near the North-West University, while the second happened at St. Charles Church Zungeru Road in Sabon Gari.

The , Mr Aderenle Shinaba confirmed the incident while briefing newsmen in Kano, said 13 persons sustained injuries.

He said the at Kofar was carried out around 12.05 p.m. by a 16-year- girl suicide bomber wanted cross over the university.

“The girl loaded herself explosives and her target was the university and in the course of preventing her going the university, she detonated the bomb and injured five policemen.

“Five out of the personnel stationed at the place sustained injuries, while the girl blew herself off instantly,’’ the said.

He added in the case of the second blast at Zungeru road, the bomb was detonated within the vicinity of the church.


Shinaba said this had led the killing of five persons while eight were injured.

“The , which was carried out around 1.00 p.m., claimed five persons and injured eight persons,’’ he said.

The police official said three suspects, including a cripple, had also been arrested at Sabon Gari while all the injured were now receiving medical attention in the hospital.

He said investigation had already commenced to unravel the circumstances and those behind the attacks.

Meanwhile, has been beefed up in the affected areas.(NAN)