Many were feared dead during a bomb explosion after a Sunday mass service at St Charles Catholic Church, No Man’s Land in Kano.
The police also confirming the report said five people were killed while eight others were injured in the blast.
Police spokesman Frank Mba said that the bomb was “probably an IED (improvised explosive device) thrown from across the street” at the Saint Charles Catholic Church in Kano’s Sabon Gari district.
The twin blast that simultaneously rocked the Catholic Church and police check point in Kano claimed the life of a soldier, a suicide bomber and 4 others Sunday afternoon.
The Kano Commissioner of police, Adelenre Shinaba told newsmen in Kano that the attack on Saint Charles Catholic Church located at Zungeru road, Sabon Gari, Kano occurred shortly after the Sunday mass when an object suspected to be Improvised Explosive Device was thrown at the church from the opposite direction.
Mr. Shinaba explained that the blast killed a soldier, a toddler and 3 others.
The police Commissioner disclosed that 8 other worshippers sustained various degree of Injury during the attack.
The police boss also revealed that a 15 years old female suicide bomber blew up herself at a police nipping point leaving 5 personnel injured.
Mr. Shinaba said that the incident occurred at Gidan Murtala by Kofar Nassarawa overhead bridge around 1.00pm, adding that 4 of the affected officers have been treated and discharged. The Catholic Church had in the past suffered previous attacks by the Islamist group Boko Haram.