What appears a coordinated multiple explosions have occured in several locations in Kano, residents of the anciety city have told Premium Times.
The first explosion at the zone 1 headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, headed by an Assistant Inspector General, occured at about 5 p.m.
As residents were still reeling from the impact of the blast, other explosions went off almost simultaneously in two other police locations – the Zaria Road Police Station and Farm Centre Police Station.
Eyewitnesses say the two stations were levelled by the explosions and that several people are feared dead.
An uncomfirmed report said a fourth explosion went off shortly afterwards at the headquarters of the State Security Service in the state. Another report however said SSS operatives were able to gun down the attackers as they were about to strike.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks but residents and security operatives said the blasts have the imprimatur of the extremist Boko Haram sect.
Also reportedly affected by the explosion is the NNPC mega station in the city.
The state police commissioner as well as his spokesperson could not be reached for comments.