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

The bomb was defused by the police.

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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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