22 December 2012

Nigeria: Two Die, One Injured in Kano Suicide Attacks - JTF

Kano — The Joint Task Force, JTF has said two suicide bombers were killed in what appeared to be coordinated attacks on telecom facilities in Kano Saturday morning.

Spokesman of the Militaty Taskforce, Capt. Ikediche Iweha told Vanguard on phone that, "a generator operator with the Airtel firm was injured and is on admission at an undisclosed hospital.

Capt. Iweha stated that the suicide bomber forced his way into the Airtel office, opposite Malam Kato Square at the Central business district in the commercial city.

Iweha explained that JTF troops foiled a second attack on another mobile phone operator, MTN , but the resultant suicide blast affected a car parked near the office.

The MTN switch located off independent way, by Mailari at Bomapai industrial estate, reports say serves 13 northern states.

But, security sources had earlier told Vanguard that four people died from the blast at the MTN office.

However, Bayo Osho, one of the survivors of the Airtel attack, told reporters that two suicide bombers carried out the bombing of the telecom facility.

According to him, "the first car forced its way into the premises, clearing the way for the second car, laden with explosives. He said that the driver of the second car jumped out of his car and engaged security agents in a shoot-out and, saying, "what followed was a loud bang."

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