UPDATE: 13-year-old boy discovers ‘high-calibre’ bomb near Kano Mosque

The bomb was defused by the police.


A 13-year-old boy, Friday, discovered a ‘high-calibre’ bomb placed in a car parked near a Mosque in Kano; and promptly alerted the police.
The police spokesperson in Kano, Magaji Majiya, informed PREMIUM TIMES on Friday that the boy became suspicious after noticing the abandoned car looking “heavy with loads.”
“The bomb targeting worshippers was placed inside a Toyota Tercel car near a Mosque in Sauna Pfanuga area of Nasarawa Local Government, Kano metropolis,” Mr. Majiya said.
He also said after the boy discovered the bomb he alerted the police nearby and the anti-bomb squad were invited.
“They successfully defused the bomb and site and the car had been taken to Police Headquarters for further investigations and analysis,” he said.
The police spokesperson said no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
The Kano Commissioner of Police, Aderenle Shinaba, later displayed the devices to newsmen in Kano on Friday.

He said the explosives were discovered at about 1.30 p.m. in a rickety car parked near a Friday Mosque.

“The explosives were primed to explode when the Juma’at prayer is going on and they can destroy a whole neighbourhood because they are of high calibre’’, he said.

Mr. Shinaba said the police had to detonate one of them but the Anti-bomb Squad advised that they should be removed from the area.

“The cylinders discovered are of high calibre as they can ruin and destroy a whole village’’, the commissioner said.

He commended the people of Kano for the timely information they gave to the police which saved the situation.

He also urged the people to continue to give security agencies useful information to enable them to carry out their duty effectively.

A bomb explosion, which claimed eight lives, took place on Monday at the School of Hygiene in Kano. The Police said they have arrested a suspect in connection with the school bombing.
No group has claimed responsibility for any of the incidents although the insurgent Boko Haram is considered the major suspect.


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  • Ahmad

    May God continue to frustrate their evil plans and unmask their sponsors.

    • sirjoka


  • JayGeeEx

    Plot so thick… I see a double play here…

    • Ahmad


      • redeem

        @wahala u lied–u cooked up the story

        • JayGeeEx

          Ok then… you hold on tight to that raft….

        • Ahmad

          Just say you are utterly frustrated, your evil design did not materialize. Back to sender.

          • JayGeeEx

            Guy. You are just about as thick as the plot.

      • JayGeeEx

        Meaning @redeem and I may actually be drinking from the same fountain. I also think the bomb was supposed to be “discovered”.

        • Ahmad

          Yes. The same fountain of blood gushing from Okija shrine. We can understand your level of frustration that the bombs did not explode. Vampires!

    • redeem

      Yeye childish lies— just plain lies by those boko haram backers in Kano Under Sanusi ati kwankaso–why were the bombs in abuja not discovered by the security at the plaza–all these are lies–fake stories-by the janjaweesds backing boko haram–has boko haram ever exploded bombs Inside a Mosques b4′?-the first thing a 13 yrs old will do is to alert his parents–or relations ati friends-or-play-mates and not be bold enough to walk up to the police-or move into a police station all by himself-haba malam-just like that’? The police should stop telling us all these dasuki ati tambuwal like–tales by the moon light stories-yeye lies

  • Okey

    This is what is called “citizen security service”. Another Nigerian, probably an adult, would have walked away believing “it won’t affect me and my relations.” And when the bombs explode he would be the first to say “Our Security Lack Intelligence Gathering.” The phrase “Intelligence Gathering” is not a magic wand. No where in the world is insurgency defeated or confronted without the active participation of the civil populace. This is what this gallant boy has done. I salute his effort.

    • redeem

      i begi make we hear better word here–do u know what u are talking about here–only a mad man would say such-let us have the boys version of the said story citizen security service ko service ni–in normal situations the reporter would have sort the boy out to interview him–he would have been turned into a hero-not this 419 rubbish

      • Wähala

        Aborigine drunkard like you must be disappointed the bomb didn’t explode while Emir Sanusi was praying in the mosque. The report said a “13yr old boy” discovered the bomb so you ought to know a minor’s name/picture cannot be printed without parental permission. But I guess you did not learn such in the contaminated riverine education Amnesty Program offers you drunks. Keep drinking, Clown!

      • Okey

        You want the boy’s face to be revealed to your members – BH ? It won’t work for you, you dark soul.

        • JayGeeEx

          The boy is safe. Don’t worry. Just like the mosque was. You wouldn’t hit yourself on the nuts to get a mosquito, would you..? On the face, maybe but NEVER, the nuts.

      • JayGeeEx

        Way ahead of you. there’s already money involved. I read in one of these rags someone was suggesting the boy deserves a reward of sorts you know..

        As soon as the story of the boy “sells”, you will here an announcement that a big wad of taxpayers’ money has been given in reward.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Co operate with the security agencies, don’t run them down. Those who do so are the real enemies, as they dampen the spirits of the security agents with such open provocative statements, to enable them wreck more havoks. Arrest and prosecute false Army/police accusers, they are evil


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