Fresh explosion kills 5 in Kano

A female suicide bomber died in a separate incident.

A bomb targeting church worshippers at the Sabon Gari area of Kano killed five people early Sunday, witnesses and police said.

The victims include a soldier, two men, a lady and a child.

At a separate location, a female suicide bomber targeting the North West University in Kano was forced to detonate her explosive vest by the police at Kofar Nasarawa gate.

The spokesperson of the police in the state, Magaji Majiya, who confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES over the telephone, said the attack in Sabon Gari was from an Improvised Explosive Device that was thrown at the crowd of persons returning from church.

“The bomber threw the bomb which exploded by the road side killing the five persons instantly,” he said of the first attack.

On the blast at North Western University, Mr. Majiya said “only the young female suicide bomber was killed by her device, while five of our officers sustained injuries and were promptly taken to the Hospital”.

Four of the officers have been discharged, he added.

The attack followed a blast on Thursday that killed at least one person in a bus park in the city.

Also on Sunday, police authorities said they foiled another bomb near a Mosque on Saturday.

Police said anti-bomb personnel arrived and detonated the explosive device after packed in a 406 Peugeot car near the Isiyaka Rabiu Mosque after residents raised the alarm.

Mr. Majiya said three persons were arrested‎ in connection with the attack on Sabon Gari church goers, while two others were arrested in connection with last night bomb discovery.

“All the arrested suspects are being interrogated now,” he said.


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  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI IN ACTION !!!

    Now that both the Kano Governor and the Emir of Kano are die-hard members of APC …… Nigerians must be prepared to endure violence and terrorism at unprecedented levels in Kano …… APC will ensure that bombs are flying left, right and centre in Kano without stop ……. that is APC for you !!!

    It has been fully established with incontrovertible evidence that APC is the political wing of Boko Haram and Boko Haram is the violent military wing of APC …… there is therefore urgent need for INEC to proscribe and abolish APC as a political party in Nigeria …… this must be done with utmost urgency and without hesitation in addition to arrest and prosecution of APC leaders for heinous crimes against humanity including terrorism, bombs detonation, mass murder, rape of women and underage girls, arson and child abuse amongst many other crimes.

    APC TO REPLACE NIGERIA ARMY WITH BOKO HARAM

    In fact, I have been reliably informed that APC has concluded plans to disband, dissolve and replace the Nigeria Army with Boko Haram if ever it gains political power in 2015 National Elections.

    • Pastor Jones

      @Goodluck_Nigeria:

      There is no verse in the Holy Bible in support of suicide. Christian leaders fail to counsel

      their followers that prevention is better than cure. Christianity begins to look like stupidity

      because Christian leaders are not providing the right type of leadership at a time of genocide. The present assortment of Christian pastors and bishops in Nigeria may be the first to be slaughtered

      should this Boko Haram war further escalate. Posterity preachers in the churches are
      hard of hearing the artillery fires of genocidal Islamic militias. The Christian pastors

      instead keep dancing in church the same way, even when the music has changed into genocidal tunes.

      I expect the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to flag this first truth. It is more difficult to prevent
      Islamic genocide without forbidding Islamic political parties. Nigerian Christians need direction.

      They are adrift, vulnerable and prone to mass killings. They are leaderless amid a declared Islamic genocide.

      • redeem

        Does it mean that IBB and all these Muslim traditional rulers and Governors that are sponsoring Boko Haram to kill Christians and burn our churches in the North are not aware of the passage in the Qur’an that says there must not be compulsion in Islam as Mohammadu Buhari asserted in a widely publicized interview on Saturday, the 21st of April, 2011?

        A: I have worked so closely with Mohammadu Buahri for five years, and I can prove it that General Buhari is the most notable outspoken jihadist hardliner in Nigeria who is also strategically sponsoring Boko Haram.

        Q: General Buhari told a group of pressmen in April 2011 that there is no compulsion in Islam and it is a religion of peace. He quoted Surah Al-Baqarah Chapter 2:225. What can you say to that?

        A: What I can say to that is General Buhari, like all other true Muslims, is a hypocrite who is shying away from the fact.)

    • Damilola Da Silva (Lagos)

      I think Sanusi Lamido Sanusi takes undue advantage of Mr.Goodluck Jonathan’s low intelligence quotient. Just last week Sanusi Lamido went to Aso Rock, broke the ice, and got Goodluck Jonathan to embrace him in public. That single step conferred ‘legitimacy’ on Sanusi Lamido as Emir of Kano, despite being an accused criminal wanted for audit investigation into 600 billion Naira still un-accounted at the Central Bank under his administration. That step also tricked Goodluck Jonathan to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, having laid a siege on Sanusi Lamido since June, and, refused to officially congratulate him since then. By the end of the day it was the slow thinking Goodluck Jonathan who lost everything. Now, Sanusi Lamido can move to the next step to see Goodluck Jonathan out of office.

      • redeem

        U are nothing but a He goat-hope u are not from the airforce Da Silva-sha-for yr comment does not make sense–he arrived at the breaking of the ramadan fast–there is nothing the president could do about it–he was with another boko haram backer-being the gentlemen that he is–Sanusi has his consceince to prick him–Sadly he was installed as the emir of Kano by Tinubu ati Amaechi of APC-

        Does it mean that IBB and all these Muslim traditional rulers and Governors that are sponsoring Boko Haram to kill Christians and burn our churches in the North are not aware of the passage in the Qur’an that says there must not be compulsion in Islam as Mohammadu Buhari asserted in a widely publicized interview on Saturday, the 21st of April, 2011?

        A: I have worked so closely with Mohammadu Buahri for five years, and I can prove it that General Buhari is the most notable outspoken jihadist hardliner in Nigeria who is also strategically sponsoring Boko Haram.

        Q: General Buhari told a group of pressmen in April 2011 that there is no compulsion in Islam and it is a religion of peace. He quoted Surah Al-Baqarah Chapter 2:225. What can you say to that?

        A: What I can say to that is General Buhari, like all other true Muslims, is a hypocrite who is shying away from the fact.)

    • Shehu

      HAHAHA! YOU ARE REALLY A LUNATIC. YOU NEED A PSYCHIATRIC DOCTOR. YOU LACK THE INTELLIGENCE TO CONCOCT LIES. THIS ONE CANNOT GO THROUGH. TRY ANOTHER TIME. ONLY DUMB AND LUNATICS LIKE YOU WILL CONCUR WITH THESE FAIRY TALES.

      • redeem

        @wahala–(Does it mean that IBB and all these Muslim traditional rulers and Governors that are sponsoring Boko Haram to kill Christians and burn our churches in the North are not aware of the passage in the Qur’an that says there must not be compulsion in Islam as Mohammadu Buhari asserted in a widely publicized interview on Saturday, the 21st of April, 2011?

        A: I have worked so closely with Mohammadu Buahri for five years, and I can prove it that General Buhari is the most notable outspoken jihadist hardliner in Nigeria who is also strategically sponsoring Boko Haram.

        Q: General Buhari told a group of pressmen in April 2011 that there is no compulsion in Islam and it is a religion of peace. He quoted Surah Al-Baqarah Chapter 2:225. What can you say to that?

        A: What I can say to that is General Buhari, like all other true Muslims, is a hypocrite who is shying away from the fact.)

  • larry

    We Muslims are very peaceful, during the
    Eid el fitri celebration; the blood of the innocent is needed to celebrate. Happy Eid to you all . LOL,

    • Pastor Jones

      There is no verse in the Holy
      Bible in support of suicide. Christian leaders fail to counsel their followers
      that prevention is better than cure. Christianity begins to look like stupidity
      because Christian leaders are not providing the right type of leadership at a
      time of genocide. The present assortment of Christian pastors and bishops in
      Nigeria may be the first to be slaughtered should this Boko Haram war further
      escalate. Posterity preachers in the churches are hard of hearing the artillery
      fires of genocidal Islamic militias. The Christian pastors instead keep dancing
      in church the same way, even when the music has changed into genocidal tunes. I
      expect the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to flag this first truth. It
      is more difficult to prevent Islamic genocide without forbidding Islamic
      political parties. Nigerian Christians need direction. They are adrift,
      vulnerable and prone to mass killings. They are leaderless amid a declared
      Islamic genocide.

    • Ms. Rose

      Baptize me in the blood of the innocents so that i can discover the secrets of death.

      Wash me in the blood of Christians so that i may increase the peace of Islam.

      Give me the hijab; and, the burqa with it, as veils to cover my sisters’ eyes from seeing
      the evil in the genocide those who walk by sight associate with your Islam.

      Convert me now, Boko Haram, and, free my soul from Jesus Christ’s Beatitudes.

    • Pearce

      APC is the first Islamic party in Nigerian history and it is one that
      will cause deadly violence for 80 million plus Nigerian Christians amid a
      shooting war by Boko Haram. The only way to prevent an imminent Islamic Jihad,
      especially in Yorubaland, is to reject and vote against Islamic political parties.
      There is no other way. APC is a curse, not a blessing.

      The ‘Muslim-only governorship policy of the ACN/APC’ in Yorubaland is not a random
      occurrence. It has been enforced by the ACN/APC Muslim leadership since
      2003 when no Christian was acceptable as ACN/APC governorship candidate
      in all of Yorubaland. Any suggestion that it is a mere ‘coincidence’ is
      immediately refuted by the first national executives of the APC in the
      year 2013, comprising 100% Muslims, which clearly shows ‘deliberateness’.

  • Ms. Rose

    A PRAYER FOR THE SEASON

    Baptise me in the blood of the innocents so that i can discover the secrets of death.

    Wash me in the blood of Christians so that i may increase the peace of Islam.

    Give me the hijab; and, the burqa with it, as veils to cover my sisters’ eyes from
    the evil in the genocide those who walk by sight associate with your Islam.
    Convert me now, Boko Haram, and free my soul from Jesus Christ’s Beatitudes.

  • Aminu Baba

    The fast changing landscape of my dear country!

  • redeem

    where was Sanusi the thief who was installed by tinubu and Amaechi

    • lanre

      dat is y u are hypocrite

      • redeem

        How if the socalled s emir of APC in Kanowho behaded an ibo trader–stole the CBN blind and was backed by the Yorubas-ati their surrogates in the SS–to install him as emir cannot reach out to his people then who can–meaning he has no grass root support-he is fake–so the killing by his fulani tribes men continues-unabated abi