By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna.
The Police have said that six persons, including two female suicide bombers died in a twin blast that rocked Kanti Kwari market, Kano on Wednesday.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Aderenle Shinaba, who confirmed the figures while briefing newsmen at the scene of the incident explained that the blast occurred at about 3: 30 p.m. at the market located along Ibrahim Taiwo road.
According to the police commissioner, two female bombers in Hijab had wanted to enter a branch of Unity Bank near the market area but were prevented by security men attached to the bank.
“They later moved away toward the market area and asked for public utility and immediately after, one of them detonated the bomb.
“Shortly after the first one was detonated, the second one went off and as a result six persons died including the bombers,” Shinaba told journalists.
He said that seven other persons injured in the incident had since been taken to hospital for treatment.
“We have also taken the dead ones including the two suicide bombers to the morgue,” he said.
Shinaba urged the people to be vigilant in order to stem the activities of insurgent groups in the state, assuring that that the area had been cordoned off to prevent hoodlums from using the opportunity to loot property at the market.
This he said, is being done in conjunction with officials of the market traders to prevent people from coming under any pretext to loot in the market.
He said,”the police ordinance unit are already working to ensure that there was no laden explosives hidden somewhere in the market.”