Update: Panic in Kano as second explosion hits city

Rabiu Kwankwaso , Governor of kano state

There is panic in the city of Kano.

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The Nigeria Police say a second explosion has rocked the ancient city of Kano.
The police announced the fresh explosion via its twitter handle.

The explosion came less than five hours after a blast tore through the Hotoro area of the city, killing no fewer than five persons.

The police say the second explosion was also detonated by a female suicide bomber just like the first.

“One female suicide bomber about 18yrs died, 6 persons injured,” the police announced.

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There is panic across the city and sorrow is etched on the faces of residents, our correspondent says.

The spokesperson of the Police in the state, Magaji Majiya, told PREMIUM TIMES that the suicide bomber targeted people going into the Trade Fair Complex along Zoo road.

“Because of the high security alert in town, everyone going into the complex is thoroughly searched,” he said. “When she approached the security men carrying out the search, she detonated the explosive device on which she hid under her Hijab.”

Mr. Majiya also said the explosion also injured six persons including two policemen.

The first female suicide bomber detonated her device at the NNPC filling station, targeting people queuing to buy kerosene.

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