Security operatives in Kano have uncovered a plot by the extremist Boko Haram sect to detonate a deadly explosion in Kano today.
The Joint Task Force, an interagency team overseeing security in the ancient city, has just issued a statement saying it had found a car, laden with explosive, on Zaria Road area of the city.
A spokesperson for the JTF, Lieutenant Ikebechi Iweha, therefore urged residents of the city to avoid the area while efforts were being made to remove the car and detonate the explosive.
The statement, which are being read repeatedly on radio stations in the city, has sent panic round Kano with some residents scampering home for safety.
Deadly explosions had rocked Kaduna and Jos Sunday leaving scores of people dead and many others injured.
Spokesperson of the Kano Police Command could not immediately be reached for comment.