UPDATE: Police confirm 4 killed as suicide bomber targets Kano kerosene buyers

“The suicide bomber and three others have been confirmed dead.”

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The Nigerian Police has confirmed the death of at least four people in the bomb explosion at a filling station in Kano. Eight others were confirmed injured in the blast that occurred at about 10:00 a.m. on Monday.

Monday, as well as Tuesday, was earlier declared public holiday to allow Nigerian Muslims joint their counterparts worldwide to celebrate the end of the Ramadan fast.

The explosion occurred at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mega Filling Station at Hotoro Quarters along Maiduguri Road, Kano.

The police said a suicide bomber, suspected to be female, “slipped into the crowd of citizens buying kerosene at the Station before detonating the explosives.”

“The suicide bomber and three others have been confirmed dead, eight persons are injured and rushed to the Hospital,” the police said in a statement.

The police explained that it was the security put in place at the station that prevented the situation from degenerating.

“It is instructive to note that the Mega Station did not go ablaze due to the security barricade put in place by the policemen on duty at the station,” it said. “Such a situation would have clearly complicated the Emergency response.”

The police said security forces have since cordoned the blast scene while police bomb experts are “sweeping” the area.

The police advised residents to stay off the area and report suspicious movements to security forces; while investigations on the blast continue.

Monday’s explosion occurs about 24 hours after another bomb explosion went off in a church at Sabon Gari area of Kano killing at least five worshippers.

Though no group has claimed responsibility for the explosions, the major suspects are the Boko Haram who have carried out similar attacks in Kano and other states in Northern Nigeria in the past four years.
Over 13,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced due to the activities of the insurgent group.


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  • When will this madness stop in the name of Boko Haram? May Allah grant the dead eternal rest.

    • Joe

      Eternal life begins from here and not after death. Eternal life is the life of God, and that is what Jesus came to give us; that was what he meant by “born again”. Do not be deceived, without Jesus Christ, there is no salvation, and without salvation there is no eternal life. No man can save himself. Receive Jesus today as your personal lord and savior and eternal life is granted you free.

    • larry

      As a muslim ,i am peaceful ,but during Eid celebration we need innocent
      blood to celebrate ,you know in islam we love blood just as profet
      M0hamed (saw) loved blood .islam is the fastest growing religion in the
      world.LOL;

  • redeem

    where is the voice of the silamic leaders in Nigeria–such as the sultan

    • Shehu

      MR. ISLAMOPHOBIA, WHERE IS THE SO-CALLED COMMANDER IN-CHIEF ( THE DUMBO JONAHARAM ) WHO TOOK OATH TO PROVIDE SECURITY TO THE CITIZENS? IS HE WAITING FOR THE 17 YEAR OLD MALALA TO COME BACK AND TELL HIM WHAT TO DO? BIGOT!!!

      • idama

        Aboki! Pls set your own house on fire and start shouting ” where is the fire service that are supposed to fight fire” but mark my word those who started this boko haram will be consumed by the same boko haram IJN! It has already started!

        • Shehu

          INYAMIRI! MR. ISLAMOPHOBIA, WHERE IS THE SO-CALLED COMMANDER IN-CHIEF ( THE DUMBO JONAHARAM ) WHO TOOK OATH TO PROVIDE SECURITY TO THE CITIZENS? IS HE WAITING FOR THE 17 YEAR OLD MALALA TO COME BACK AND TELL HIM WHAT TO DO? BIGOT!!!

          • idama

            Aboki! Whether kano and maiduguiri. Is reduced to dust Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will still be the president of the federal Republic of Nigeria!

          • Shehu

            INYAMIRI! THE FACT REMAINS THAT YOUR DUMBO JONAHARAM IS A BIG FAILURE. HE IS INCOMPETENT AND LOUSY. YOU HAVE NOW ATTEST THAT HE IS THE ONE BEHIND THE DESTRUCTION OF KANO AND MAIDUGURI. HE IS THE REAL BOKO HARAM IN DISGUISE.

          • idama

            Keep looking for the real boko haram! And the Norther Jack Bauer and Jackie Chang Buhari is staring u at the face! Funny thinking faculty……….set ur own house on fire and waiting for d so- called clueless man to quench it! why not called on the northern messiah Nyako to help u!9

    • Shehu

      MR. ISLAMOPHOBIA, WHERE IS THE SO-CALLED COMMANDER IN-CHIEF ( THE DUMBO JONAHARAM ) WHO TOOK OATH TO PROVIDE SECURITY TO THE CITIZENS? IS HE WAITING FOR THE 17 YEAR OLD MALALA TO COME BACK AND TELL HIM WHAT TO DO? BIGOT!!!

  • redeem

    Join Redeem aka Deri–to Fight for Your Rights toConnect and Communicate–The open Internet is central to people’s freedom to communicate, share, advocate and innovate. But powerful interests in sharia reporters ati punch-want to censor FREE speech, block the sharing of information, hinder innovation and control how Internet users get online. say no to the janjaweeds in APC now.

    • Shehu

      IT’S RATHER IGNORE REDEEM FOR HIS HATRED, TRIBALISM, SECTIONALISM, RELIGIOUS BIGOTEDNESS, CONCOCTING AND SPREADING LIES. NIGERIANS BEWARE OF THIS NINCOMPOOP.

  • Truth

    Boko haram now find it easy to bomb now because woman with Islamic veil and cover make the job simple.

  • SAM BABALOLA

    SAM BABALOLA • a few seconds ago
    Deri ,Alias Redeem, you are a loner,nobody is reading your thread bc it is always irrelevant to issues at stake, always laced with tribal and religious bigotry , on top of all it is always coming from an imbecilic mind , that only morons will have a taste of such garbage in garbage out. Wishing you the best as you cruise into political oblivion.

  • SAM BABALOLA

    May the innocent souls of this carnage RIP, the people brainwashing these immature girls and boys to commit suicide should know they are killing their innocent brothers and sisters who are not benefiting from present political arrangement .
    It is time to stop this your Hell bond activities, because as you ride in hot fire here to Hell , more than 1000 hotter space is reserved for you in He’ll.