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Kano Attack: Survivor recounts ordeal, says he spoke with the bomber before the explosion

Still on the tragic bus explosion that occured in Kano on Monday where over 60 lives were lost, some survivors have started recovering and one of them Emmanuel Bassey, a 40-year-old bus park tout who works for Ezewanta Group of Motors said this “the guy came in a blue Golf car, I could recall that he was dark in
complexion and appeared to be in his mid 30’s. He was calm during my
brief interaction with him and did not look harmful. I asked him where
he was going, and he said, ‘I have not decided’, and in no time some of
my colleagues at the park  were rushing towards him and suddenly he sped
off, applied brake close to a loaded vehicle and in a twinkle of an
eye, I heard a loud bang that sent me sprawling on the ground”, Bassey
explained.

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He revealed that four of his colleagues who were running after him to
ascertain which part of the southern part of the country he wanted to
go all died on the spot due to the impact of the blast.

Bassey told Vanguard that “Men, I saw hell
and believed that I was going to die before some good Samaritan brought
me to the hospital.

Bassey lost his skin and his stomach was ripped open by the blast but
has undergone several procedures and appeared to be in a stable
condition. Bassey who complained of excessive heat on his sick bed
displayed a deep hole on his stomach  saying: “I was simply not lucky on
the day of carnage but all the same I give glory to God that I am alive
but I hope government will do their best to bring the perpetrators to
book”.

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News.She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books.Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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