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#OtvUPDATE: Two female suicide bombers kill 6, injure 7 in textile market in Kano


This is an update to the breaking news I reported earlier about the Kano Bomb Blast today…:


Police Command in Kano State has confirmed the
death of six persons, including two female suicide
bombers following a twin blast at Kantin Kwari market,
Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Kano on Wednesday.
NAN reports that the Police Commissioner in the state,
Mr Aderenle Shinaba, confirmed the figures while
briefing newsmen at the scene of the incident.
He explained that the incident happened around 3: 30
p.m. when the two female bombers in Hijab and
wanted to enter a branch of Unity Bank near the market
He said that the security men attached to the bank
stopped them because they saw them as people who
should not have anything to do with the bank.
“They later moved away toward the market area and
asked for public utility and immediately after, one of
them detonated the bomb.
“Shortly after the first one was detonated, the second
one went off and as a result six persons died including
the bombers,’’ he said.
He said that seven other persons were also injured
during the incident and had since been taken to hospital
for treatment.
“We have also taken the dead ones including the two
suicide bombers to the morgue,’’ the commissioner
He said that the area had been cordoned off to prevent
hoodlums from using the opportunity to loot property at
the market.
Shinaba said that the security agencies were working in
conjunction with officials of the market traders to
prevent people from coming under the pretext of
sympathising with people to loot in the market.
“The police ordinance unit are already working to
ensure that there was no laden explosives hidden
somewhere in the market,’’ he said.
NAN reports that he also called on people to be more
security conscious in order to check the activities of
insurgents in the state.

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