KANO – No fewer than six persons lost their lives following two explosions which occurred in Kano on Sunday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The first blast went off at Kofar Nasarawa, near the North-West University, while the second explosion happened at St. Charles Church on Zungeru Road in Sabon Gari.
The State Police Commissioner, Mr Aderenle Shinaba who confirmed the incident while briefing newsmen in Kano, said 13 other persons sustained injuries.
He said the attack at Kofar Nasarawa was carried out around 12.05 p.m. by a 16-year-old girl suicide bomber who wanted to cross over to the university.
“The girl loaded herself with explosives and her target was the university and in the course of preventing her from going to the university, she detonated the bomb and injured five policemen.
“Five out of the security personnel stationed at the place sustained injuries, while the girl blew herself off instantly,’’ the police commissioner said.
He added that 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 to the killing of five persons while eight others were injured.
“The attack, 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, security has been beefed up in the affected areas.(NAN)