Update: Explosions reported in Kano

Kano return

A resident said the area has been cordoned by officials of the JTF.

The explosion and subsequent gunshots in Anguwa Uku was a result of a raid by officers of the Joint Task Force, JTF, on a suspected insurgent hide-out, security sources have said.

A security source said that the JTF got information of a major operation (suicide bombing) planned for Easter Sunday in Kano and stormed the hideout of the attackers very early in the morning. They reportedly engaged the attackers in a shoot out that lasted nearly two hours.

The spokesperson of the JTF, Eli Lazarus, is yet to talk to the media on the raid, though sources said a statement will be released soon.

Read our earlier story below.

Reports from Kano say an explosion has occurred around Unguwa Uku along the Zaria Road highway.

A resident of the area said the Joint Task Force, JTF, has already arrived the area and cordoned off the explosion site thereby blocking the ever busy highway.

He also said casualty figures, if any, cannot be ascertained now because of the restriction of access to the area.

Another explosion is also reported around the restive Eastern Bye pass area.

Premium Times is unable to confirm the incidents at the moment.

Efforts to reach the spokesperson of the JTF, Lazarus Eli, were unsuccessful as his lines were continuously busy.

Details later…

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