Thursday, 26 January 2012

Another Bomb explodes in Kano

The incident has increased the fear of non-natives in the ancient city. Many are leaving the city.
According to eyewitness account, the explosion occurred at about 12 noon today.
When P.M. NEWS visited the area, all vehicles inside the park were moved out as security agencies barricaded the road.

A retired naval officer who witnessed the incident told P.M. NEWS that the explosives were concealed in brown sacks, “they were three explosives wrapped in brown sacks. When they were loading the buses, I discovered a wire and tried to find out the content of the bags.

“Then one of the sacks exploded wounding five peoples and shattering the windscreens of two luxurious buses. I called the police and the prompt response of the anti-bomb squad led to the quick detonation of the remaining two bombs,” the naval commander who does not want his name on print told P.M NEWS.

Windscreens of Ezenwata Luxury bus with registration number XX449JJJ and Gobison bus with registration number XJ600NSA were shattered by the explosion.
Security has been beefed up within Sabon Gari as travelers were relocated to a space at New Road near Ado Bayero square where they are boarding but with anxiety.
Shops within New Road closed down as residents were seen discussing the development in hush tunes.

Mr. Nnaemeka Obi who spoke to P.M.NEWS expressed fear that residents of Sabon Gari are no longer safe, “you can see that one is no longer safe in this Kano. What happed today confirmed the rumour that they planning to attack non-indigenes in here.

“I must tell you that God is answering our prayers. I wonder what would have happened if the three bombs had exploded. I think the best thing one should do is to pack and leave this town,” he said.
When P.M.NEWS visited one of the hospitals within Sabon Gari, one of the victims, Lawrence Nwanyi who was still conscious could only mutter, “I thank God for my life.”

Source:Pm news


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