The JTF said only the two suicide bombers died in the coordinated attacks on MTN and Airtel offices.
The Joint Security Task Force, JTF, has confirmed the deaths of two suicide bombers who attacked Airtel and MTN Telecommunications offices in Kano metropolis on Saturday.
The two attacks occurred within 5 minutes indicating a coordinated effort.
The Airtel regional office is located at the popular Mallam Kato Square, near the Main branch of a bank while the MTN office is situated at Maimalari road in Bompai area.
The Force spokesman, Ikedichi Iweha, confirmed the death of the bombers to journalists in Kano on Saturday.
Mr. Iweha said the first bomber who went to Airtel office succeeded in detonating the bomb which led to the destruction of the office.
He said that only the operator of the company’s generator set was injured in the attack which took place at about 8.45 a.m.
“With the exception of the two bombers, nobody else died in the two coordinated incidents,’’ Mr. Iweha said.
The JTF spokesperson said the bomber who went to the MTN office was intercepted by security operatives before he could gain entry into the premises at about 8.50 a.m., adding that he died in the blast instantly.
“The quick response of the troops around the place averted the destruction of the office but the wall fence was touched in the coordinated attack,” he said.
He said that security had been beefed up around the two areas.
Following the incident, traders around the area quickly locked their shops and ran for safety.
Members of the JTF have cordoned off the areas.
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