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Scores feared dead in Kano twin blasts


Kano (Kano State)- Scores of people were feared dead and several others injured following twin blasts at the Central Mosque near the Emir’s Palace in Kano metropolis on Friday.
An eye witness, Alhaji Ahmed Musa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the blast occurred at about 2.15p.m., few minutes before congregational prayer.
He said the first blast made people to scamper for safety but that gunshots were also heard from different directions.
Musa, who was in the mosque when the device exploded, said the scene he beheld was horrible and pathetic.
He said he saw many people, including the aged, sprawled on the ground after the blast.
He added that another blast was heard within the vicinity of the mosque some few minutes later while the deafening sound of gunshots continued.
“Many people were moved out of the premises in my presence. They must have died because they looked motionless’’, he said.
When contacted, the JTF spokesman, Capt. Eze Ikechukwu, confirmed the blast.
“Really, there was a bomb blast at the Kano Central Mosque but the details will be made available later’’, he said. (NAN)

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