Explosion near Kano army barracks

An Improvised Explosive Device, apparently targeted at soldiers, has exploded metres from an Army Barrack in Bukavu, Kano, leaving no casualties, officials have said.

The device exploded on Wednesday night around 9 p.m. near a shopping complex in the area.

Military officials say the device exploded in a gutter and described it as “minor.”

“It’s true there are minor explosion and no injury because it exploded when there is no anybody around,” spokesman of the joint Military task force, Lieutenant Ikedichi Iweha, said.

No terrorist or militant group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Kano, the commercial capital of northern Nigeria, has come under incessant attack by the anti-establishment Boko Haram sect.

A coordinated and deadly siege by the group on the city in January left hundreds dead and many injured.

Just earlier in the day, the Joint Military Task force helping keep peace in the city, announced it captured an equipped bomb factory in the city.

It is not yet clear if the explosion was a revenge mission by the Boko Haram group which is said to have lost an expensive bomb factory to the soldiers.

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