A major explosive carnage was foiled on Friday as passers-by alerted police of a bomb placed close to a mosque as Jumat prayer commenced.
The explosive contained in a nylon bag was discovered and diffused before its time was up to trigger.
The Police in Kano arrested four persons for allegedly planting the time bomb at Waje Friday mosque in Fagge Local Government Area of Kano State.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Rilwanu Dutse, confirmed the arrest of the suspects in an interview with the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Friday.
He said the suspects were apprehended around 1.30 p.m. on Friday after they abandoned the explosive, which was concealed in a polythene bag explaining the likelihood of its being timed.
‘’The suspects are now in our custody and the bomb has since been defused by our bomb disposal experts,’’ he said.
He explained that investigation had also commenced while security had been beefed up in the area.
An eye witness told NAN that the bomb was planted by one of the suspects within the premises of the mosque.
According to the witness, some people at the mosque raised an alarm, which led to the arrest of the suspects. (NAN).
—-Sis slain in early morning massacre in Plateau state…
In different development, six members of a family have been eliminated as they were killed by a gunman who visited their home just dawn on Friday morning.
The Dakinban family members were visited by unknown gunmen who struck in an early morning attack in Tibiu village of Kumbum ward in Mangu local government area of Plateau State, north central Nigeria.
Confirming the massacre, the Public Relations Officer of the Plateau state police command, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Emmanuel Abuh stated the police are intensifying efforts to bring the culprits to book while security has been beefed up in the community to avoid any reprisal or breakdown of law and order.
The Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Honourable John Clark Dabwan, who paid a condolence visit to the village, described the incident as barbaric and ungodly and a setback to the peace process in the state.
One of the villagers while narrating the sordid incident to the Speaker explained that the killings were carried occurred at about 3:30AM, early Friday morning.
The villager alleged that suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded the village, shooting sporadically into the air, which led to pandemonium and in the process, killing six members of the family while four escaped with injuries.