Wednesday 31 July 2013

KANO EXPLOSIONS: Death toll now 12, says military source

Contrary to earlier reports on media that not less than 24 persons may have met their untimely death in the explosions that rocked Sabongari area of Kano on Monday night, official report has it that a total of 12 persons were confirmed dead.

The Military Spokesman, Cpt. Ikedichi Iweha made this statement on Tuesday in a press statement. According to Iweha, other victims who sustained injuries had been taken to the hospital for treatment.

In his words: "12 persons were confirmed to have died from both incidences, while a couple of others who sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to hospital for medical attention".

The statement urged the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious movements or persons to security authorities. It added that "this latest incidence could have been avoided if citizens had maintained vigilance, adding that contrary to media reports that the attack was carried out by suicide bombers, the parcel bombs were dropped among revellers. It restated the determination of
security agencies to continue to
carry out their duties diligently.

"The JTF and other security agencies will continue to count on
the support and cooperation of the people of Kano to achieve an
atmosphere of peace conducive for all to live in'', it added.

The largest city in the Northern Nigeria had come under a severe attack by 9.30 pm on Monday when multiple bomb blasts went on air where about four 'drinking joints' and club houses are situated in Enugu street, off Igbo road in the Sabon Gari area.

(Additional report from NAN).

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