Published On: Mon, May 19th, 2014

13 Killed, Scores Injured as Explosion Rocks Kano Drinking Joint

LAGOS MAY 19TH (URHOBOTODAY)-No fewer than 13 people and several others injured as an explosion has rocked a beer joint in the Sabon Gari area of Kano, Kano State.
The loud explosion was reported to have occurred in the tonight along the Hausa/Igbo Road in the Sabon Gari area of Kano, triggering fears the city is under attack from the extremist Boko Haram sect. Details of the incident, said to have occurred at 9:30 PM, are still sketchy.

The explosion, which took resident of the city unawares, caused serious stampede of vehicles around the area which resulted in multiple accidents on many roads closed to the scene of the blast.
The Kano state Police Command confirmed the incident, but declined to provide details.
“We heard a loud bang around the Sabongari area but we can only confirm details later,” spokesperson of the command, Musa Majiya disclosed. “We have since deployed our operatives and bomb disposal experts to the scene.”
A witness disclosed that police and JTF detachments have already taken positions around the area and have barricaded all roads around the Hausa/Igbo Road.
The witness said the casualty figure in the explosion might be high going by the multiple motor accidents that followed the explosion.
Kano, the North’s most populated and cosmopolitan city had enjoyed months of respite from the militant sect after series of deadly attacks.

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