A bomb was detected near a first generation bank around 1pm at Murtala Mohammed Way in Kano. Police anti-bomb squad cordoned off the area and detonated the device.
PPRO Musa Magaji Majia confirmed that it was a controlled explosion. He said the detonation was carried out successfully, adding that normal activities had resumed in the area.
Murtala Muhammad Way is home to many banks in the state.