Kano bombings: 24hr Curfew now relaxed…only limited to nights as city mourns its dead

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President Goodluck Jonathan commiserating with Emir of Kano

President Goodluck Jonathan commiserating with Emir of Kano

The round-the-clock curfew which was imposed after last Friday’s massive bomb attack on ths ancient city of Kano has been relaxed.

The curfew hours have been limited to night-time period, although streets remained largely deserted.

However, Soldiers have been dispatched to run affairs on the roads creating checkpoints across the city.

Dozens of people were still thronging morgues in Kano today and searching through stacks of dead bodies looking for their loved ones, while hospitals were struggling to cope with the dead and wounded.

Relief workers who were responsible for picking dead bodies from the streets have been quoted as saying that the overall death toll was at least 166.

The state government are yet to give a precise toll, but said the number of dead would be over 100.

Last Friday blasts which also claimed the life of Channels TV Kano correspondent Enenche Akgwu.

The 31-year-old reporter was shot by unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, outside the Kano state government house while in the line of duty.
A resourceful and fearless reporter, Enenche Akogwu covered the northern region uncovering breaking stories and events across the troubled northern region.