Fresh explosion rocks Kano city centre

File Photo: An explosion in Kano in May 2012 ... Over 120 people were feared dead in that explosion

An explosion has gone off at one of the busiest locations in Kano, residents and security officials have told PREMIUM TIMES.

The blast occurred at a place known as “fillin parking” along Ibrahim Taiwo Way, a major intersection leading to the popular Kano Kantin Kwari Market.

Kantin Kwari textile market is rated the largest market in northern Nigeria, with several thousands of traders from all over Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries doing business there on daily basis.

Details of the incident as well as casualty rate are still sketchy at this time but the military is said to have raced  to the scene, condoning off the area.

The spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, Magaji Majiya, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria, but did not provide details.

The incident is coming less than two weeks after multiple explosions rocked the Kano Central Mosque, killing more than 100 people  and injuring hundreds of others.

An explosion had rocked the same market on December 12, 2012, injuring three people.

The state governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and other top political office holders are in Lagos for the national convention of the All Progressives Congress.

Governor Kwankwaso is seeking the presidential ticket of the party at the convention.

Details later….

 


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  • Otile

    Is this what they mean by making Nigeria ungovernable for Jonathan?

    • Ashibogu

      Bros., I tire! We need divine intervention. This one don pass be careful. Only God knows what is happening. The political class need to do more to curb the current spate of bombings. It is clear that they cannot handle the problem.

    • ade

      Is this what it means for a government not to deal with critical issues?

    • blueeyedkitten

      who are you talking about?

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    BUHARI IN ACTION !!!

    This is Buhari’s way of making sure that Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso is distracted and rendered ineffective at the APC Presidential Primary taking place in Lagos.

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      JONATHAN, C.A.N AYO ORITSEJIAFOR AND ASARI DOKUBO ON THE MARCH AGAIN. KILL ALL MUSLIMS, KILL ALL THE NORTH BUT GOODLICK JONATHAN DUMBO MUST GO.

      • Huck231

        Oh please shut up

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT THIS IS THE REALITY.

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          PRISON CITIZEN.

    • Wonderwonder

      @ Goodluck Nigeria:

      BUHARI, ATIKU AND KWANKWASO MUST PULL OUT

      Buhari, Atiku and Kwankwaso should do the needful. They should withdraw from the on-going
      APC primary in Lagos, head to the airport and fly to Kano. The APC primary in Lagos may continue
      with Rochas Okorocha and Sam Nda-Isaiah as the only two aspirants left.

      I advise this because the three of them say they are fighting for ‘the North’, not so? Therefore, now
      that the North is dying from Boko Haram bomb the three of them should run and go to save the ‘north’,
      not to be pursuing their own selfish personal ambitions.

      The other time we all joined mouths here to abuse Jonathan that he went to dance and campaign in Kano
      when the Nyanya bomb happened. So, what is the difference now, if Buhari, Atiku and Kwankwaso are

      doing the same thing in Lagos when Hausa people are dying in the textile market of Kano?

      • dan ochoche

        Hope u kn wat u r saying? GEJ went to kano after De blast. Buhari and others are already at de venue of the primary b4 De bomb blast. If Dat is Ur calculations den u are late sir.

      • Warri Boy

        Parley, don’t waste your time…the APC boys who besiege this unholy site are parochial in their reasoning and thoughts…like the Zombies Fela spoke about…their own na ‘one way’. So, it is futile to attempt to engage these in rational discussions or suggestions as you try to do…instead, what you get will be insults from these scallywags who feel that they are the only ones with a head and brain to reason.

      • Dr M.K Jaja

        Nigeria is not free because we are running away from truth – Oritsejafor
        =========================================================
        His words; “Nigeria is fighting against truth. We hate truth, we hide truth and we fear truth. It is so unfortunate…Nigeria is not free because we are running away from truth. Truth can be bitter, but when you swallow it, when it gets inside, it could become sweet…”

    • Sani

      Six corpses have so far been recovered from the blast; along with 13 others injured.

    • alhajizakka

      twaddle!

    • Sadiq Bala

      Childish of you!

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The fixation of the terrorists on Kano has to do with internal strife within the different camps of the violent insurgency. The political handlers are now pitched against each other in view of the APC convention . The bloodbath in the north is a function of those three Fulanis fighting for Aso-rock keys…..May God save Nigeria from the power-hungry Fulani marauders

  • the truth

    If anyone hasn’t noticed up until now then you are blind. Why must this people always strike whenever there is a political gathering most especially pdp? it is becoming worrisome. They did not strike all this while until today. There is a correlation to this. I don’t need to spell everything out for people to decipher what i mean.enough said

    • Bala Datti

      This is very sad, you cannot even sympathize with the victims. It shows how wicked you are, lives are been lost and you are busy politcizing the issue. Your beer parlour interpretation of events show how intellectually bankrupt you are. People like you make me get disappointed with our educational system.

  • Dr M . K. Jaja

    Nigeria is not free because we are running away from truth – Oritsejafor
    =========================================================
    His words; “Nigeria is fighting against truth. We hate truth, we hide truth and we fear truth. It is so unfortunate…Nigeria is not free because we are running away from truth. Truth can be bitter, but when you swallow it, when it gets inside, it could become sweet…”

    Oritsejafor is right. Nigerians, especially some regions, wallow in self inflicted endemic delusion in believing that once a Northern Muslim becomes the President (after producing 11 of 14 Presidents in 39 of 54 years), then and then only will there be peace. Such idiots who feel this way care only about the anticipated momentary personal gains (if any), that might be available to them….When Great Jona was elected from the lot to become Vice President, I personally thought that he was just another Nigerian. However, the events that unfolded in the course of the protracted and terminal ailment of Musa and the attendant humiliation meted out to Dr. Jonathan brought to the fore, the pervasiveness of intrinsic hatred and incongruity within continent Nigeria…wherein the constitutional provision that an incapacitated president transmits a letter to his VP to take over governance, was disregarded in a most crude and disgraceful manner that brought unprecedented ridicule to Nigerians…

    If you reject Jonathan and you expect the Niger Delta (South) to accept the North, then you must get head examined with utmost exigency…
    The best solution, no matter how unpalatable to the ear, remains the dissolution of Nigeria into countries where anyone from anywhere can become anything s/he wishes to be.