Many were feared dead during a bomb
explosion after a Sunday mass service at St Charles Catholic Church, No Man’s
Land in Kano.
police confirmed the report saying five people were killed while eight others
were injured in the blast.
spokesman Frank Mba said that the bomb was “probably an IED (improvised
explosive device) thrown from across the street” at the Saint Charles Catholic
Church in Kano’s Sabon Gari district.
Also, another blast went off at Kofar
Nasarawa, near the North-West University.
The State Police Commissioner, Aderenle
Shinaba said the attack at Kofar Nasarawa was
carried out around 12.05 p.m. by a 16-year-old girl suicide bomber who wanted
to cross over to the university.
“The girl loaded herself with explosives and
her target was the university and in the course of preventing her from going to
the university, she detonated the bomb and injured five policemen.
“Five out of the security personnel stationed
at the place sustained injuries, while the girl blew herself off instantly,’’
the police commissioner said.
The police official said three suspects,
including a cripple, had also been arrested at Sabon Gari while all the injured
were now receiving medical attention in the hospital.
He said investigation had already commenced
to unravel the circumstances and those behind the attacks.
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the