Explosions rock Kano

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The explosions occurred in two different areas of the Nigerian cityof Kano.

Two explosions have been reported in different locations in the troubled city of Kano early on Saturday.

Details are still sketchy. A reporter based in Kano who declined to be named informed PREMIUM TIMES over the telephone that the first explosion happened at Hotoro area, close to the NNPC Mega station.

“We are yet to get details of the explosion, but sources around the area said that the explosion was from a car which refused to stop for search at a military stop and search point,” he said.

He said the military patrol team subsequently pursued the car and later engaged the occupants in an exchange of gunfire.

“The car was actually loaded with explosives which detonated as a result of the heavy gunfire” he added.

The other explosion reportedly occurred at Tishama neighbourhood along the Eastern Bye-Pass Road.

Details about the second explosion is also still sketchy. Residents said it was also followed by sporadic gunshots.

The Joint Task Force and the police in Kano were not reachable for comments.

Kano, the commercial nerve centre of northern Nigeria has recently become a priority target for attacks by suicide bombers, and gunmen believed to be members of the terrorist Boko Haram sect.


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  • Sand

    So what is jonathan doing about all this killings in Kano and about all this Boko Haram.Is time for him to Seek help from US so that they can get all the terrorist Boko Haram cos Nigerian joint Task Force and the police don’t have all the animations like US does to get all this evil and heartless people call Boko Haram.IS TIME FOR Nigerian TO SEEK FOR HELP FROM US COS THIS KILLINGS IS GETTING OUT OF HAND AND THE BOMING.

    • Dan maikoko

      The U.S. is still grappling with suicide terrorists of Iraq and Afghanistan to no avail. Listen to U.S. Army Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davies in his report titled “Dereliction Of Duty II” submitted in January 2012. “Conclusion
      The United States, along with over 40 NATO and other allied nations, possess the most sophisticated, powerful, and technologically advanced military force that has ever hit the field of combat. We have the finest and most well trained Soldiers that exist anywhere; we have armored vehicles of every type, to include MIA2 Main Battle Tanks; artillery, mortars, advanced rockets, precision guided missiles, and hand-held rocket launchers; we have a wholly uncontested air force composed of NATO’s most advanced ground attack fighter jets, bombers,AWACS controllers, spy planes, signals-interception aircraft, B 1 bombers, attack helicopters, and massive transport jets to ferry our troops and critical supplies where they are needed; we have thousands of unmanned aerial drones both for intelligence collection and missile-launching; we have a helicopter fleet for personnel transport and attack support; we have an enormous constellation of spy satellites; logistics that are as limitless as the combined weight of the industrial world; we have every technological device known to the profession of arms; we are able to intercept virtually every form of insurgent communication to include cell phones, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, email, and even some ability to eves-drop on otherwise private conversations; a remarkably capable cohort of intelligence analysts that arc as educated, well trained and equipped to a degree that used to exist only in science fiction; and our various nations have the economic wherewithal to spend $10s of billions each month to fund it all. And for almost 10 years we have pitted this unbelievable and unprecedented capability against:

      A bunch of dudes in bed sheets and flip-flops.” If you want to hide something from a blackman, put it in a book!