BREAKING: Many Feared Dead As Explosion Rocks Sabon Gari Area of Kano

BREAKING: Many Feared Dead As Explosion Rocks Sabon Gari Area of Kano

  • A piece of news that has thrown many in disarray is the explosion that rocked Kano state in the early hours of Tuesday, May 17
  • Many people were killed and several others injured in the explosion that occurred at Sabon Gari area of the state
  • However, what led to the sad development has not been clearly stated but sources claimed it was a gas explosion close to a primary school

Scores were feared dead following an explosion along Court Road in Sabon Gari, Kano State on Tuesday, May 17, Channels TV reports.

The explosion, which occurred near a private secondary school, Winners School, destroyed a residential building and affected part of the school.

The explosion occurred in the wee hours of the day with many schoolchildren reportedly affected.

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Sabon Gari Area, Kano state, Winners School
The explosion occurred near a private secondary school, Winners School, the Igbo populated area in Kano. Photo credit: BBC BBC News Pidgin
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The Nigerian Tribune added that the visuals also confirm the blast might have claimed several lives with at least one corpse seen on the floor.

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A crowd had gathered right after the blast with some people trying to help the injured and others lamenting the damage.

It is not yet clear if one of the buildings housed a school, but the visuals showed several schoolchildren being moved away from the scene. One of them was injured.

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Sources cited by the newspaper stated that a bomb went off at a local restaurant crowded with many people.

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More than 20 people, including women, sustained injuries in the incident. They were reportedly rushed to Federal Medical Center Jalingo.

Gunmen shoot traditional ruler dead inside mosque in Taraba state

In another development, gunmen on Monday night, April 11, attacked a Mosque at Maisamari town in Sardauna local government area of Taraba state, killing Alhaji Abdulkadir Maisamari, a district head.

Witnesses said Maisamari was killed during Ishai prayers.

It was learnt that the gunmen reportedly opened fire immediately after they stormed the mosque. Residents were said to have confronted the gunmen, forcing them to flee into a mountain close to the town.


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