The Police in Kano on Monday at about 9:00 am averted what could have been another devastating bomb blast in the ancient city of Kano.
Security agencies in Kano have commenced (an) investigation into both the aborted blast as well as last night’s bomb incident.”
Sunday’s attack happened at about 10:00 pm (2100 GMT) in the Middle Road area of the neighbourhood on Sunday, when the busy area was packed with revellers at its many bars and restaurants.
Kano Police operatives, acting on intelligence, tracked and recovered a Mitsubishi Station Wagon car, ash in colour, with a Kano registration number, AE 756 GSW, loaded with assorted gas cylinders, one container of fuel and other electrical components of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
The vehicle was recovered at Tafawa Balewa Street, Nasarawa area of the state and has since been rendered safe by Police Bomb Disposal experts.
Windows on the two-storey buildings lining the road were smashed and the burnt-out remains of five cars, plus the attackers’ vehicle, were left on the roadside.
Kano police commissioner Adelere Shinaba told reporters that it was soon early to say who was responsible for the attack, which is the second time in less than a year that Sabon Giri has been targeted.
Three men and a young girl aged 12 were killed in the blast, he added. Seven others were injured.