Scores reportedly killed in Kano as explosions rock city…Police HQ affected



I G Hariz Abubakar Ringim

Latest….The attack at the Zone 1 Police headquarters was carried out by a suicide bomber driving a Honda Civic, at has been revealed.

The dreaded Islamic sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the wave of the multiple explosions that have ripped through Kano city today, according to a local BBC service.

At least seven people are said to have been killed in the attacks.

The extent of the damage to the city is still unknown, but several state offices were affected, including the police headquarters in the city.

The bomber had succeeded in breaking through the gates of the building and rammed the car into the wall of a vocational centre in which wives of Police officer learn sewing.

The building is adjacent to the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 1.

The building was completely destroyed.

According to one of the victims, he saw at least 3 dead bodies lying around.

Radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the coordinated bomb blast which occurred in selected security posts in the ancient northern city. Some of the posts that were attacked were the state Police command Headquarters, the police stations at the Zaria Road and the Farm Centre Police Station, where a reporter with Channels Television was shot.

The passport office of the Nigeria Immigration service and the office of the state secret service were also attacked.

At least 30 others suffering from varying degrees of injuries have been taken to different hospitals across the state. The whole area has been cordoned off.

Gunmen also stormed the headquarters of the State Police Command in Bompai and engaged the policemen there in a drawn out gun duel. Casualty figures are not yet known.

A second blast is said to have gone off at the SSS headquarters after a first blast caused the security agents to cordon off the immediate vicinity of their office.

There have also been reports of an explosion at a motor park along New Road in Sabon Gari area and another Police station at Yarakwa along Zaria road.
This adds to the number of explosions and gun attacks which have been rocking the city this evening.

Earlier Daily Trust had reported the attacks on the Immigrations office at Farm Centre and the first and second explosions at the SSS headquarters along Sardauna Crescent.

Our breaking the News…Many are reportedly dead and others  seriously injured in some  major explosions in Kano,  Kano State, Nigeria. Reports said there may be high casualty which may be more than recorded before,  judging by the magnitude of the explosions.

Also reported were series of gun exchange in the city which had sent a message of a well coordinated onslaught against the city.

Reports claimed that the explosions, described as the largest since terrorism attack started in Nigeria  occurred this afternoon at the Kano Police Zone 1 headquarters in Kano. Other police locations were said to have been attacked in both East and West of the city. Also targeted was the House of Nigeria Inspector General of Police in Kano.

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Unconfirmed reports said there were other explosions elsewhere with as many as 20 bombs involved in the current attack on targeted locations, mostly police installations.

The bomb attacks  have left many places cordoned off and hundreds of residents running for cover in the city. …


osted: January 20, 2012 – 20:35