20 January 2012

Nigeria: Breaking News - Bombs Rock Kano

Kano — Several explosions, this evening, rocked the ancient city of Kano.

Reports reaching Daily Trust say the Zone 1 Police headquarters which is the AIG's office at Kofar Dan Agundi, along BUK road, Sharada; the Immigrations office at Farm Centre; a location in Ungwar Uku and the SSS headquarters along Sardauna Crescent all suffered from the devastating effects of the explosions.

Casualty figures are not yet known.

At the SSS headquarters, it is claimed that one of the attackers was killed and a second arrested. The entire area has been cordoned off.

Other sources report more explosions and our reporters on the ground are compiling all confirmed locations.

According to an orange seller who was selling oranges close to the Immigration office when the attack started, the attackers were two in number.

"I was peeling my oranges when all of a sudden two men walked to the building and began shooting at the immigration personnel there. I saw at least three of them fall before I ran for cover," he narrated.

It was after the shooting that the explosions began, he said.

According to our reporter, there is mayhem around Farm Centre at present with people running for safety and several car accidents resulting from the commotion.

By Auwal Umar & Sadeeq Aliyu, Hassan Abdul and Ronald Mutum.

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