Update: Kano Bomb Blast, NNPC Mega Station Not In Flame -Police


The Police authorities have denied reports that the NNPC Mega station in Hotoro, Kano went up in flame following the second suicide bombing attack that occurred close to the filling station.

At 1:40p.m, another Suicide bomb was detonated in Kano Monday at Trade Fair complex, Zoo Road close to Shoprite, in which 1 female bomber about 18yrs died and 6 injured.

Police said, security cordon around TradeFair and Shoprite Kano prevented bomber access to facilities, made her detonate outside target.

“Today, 28-07-14 at about 10:00am, another suicide bomb went off at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC Mega Filling Station at Hotoro Quarter along Maiduguri Road, Kano, Police have said.

A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Frank Mba, had said “a suicide bomber suspected to be a female had slipped into the crowd of citizens buying kerosene at the Station before detonating the explosives.

“The suicide bomber and three others have been confirmed dead, eight persons are injured and rushed to the Hospital.

“It is instructive to note that the Mega Station did not go ablaze due to the security barricade put in place by the Policemen on duty at the station. Such a situation would have clearly complicated the Emergency response,” it stated.

Adding: Security Forces have cordoned off the scene, and Police Bomb Disposal Experts are “sweeping” the area.

“Citizens are advised to stay off the scene, be vigilant and report any suspicious person(s) or activities to security forces.

“Full scale investigation has commenced, intensive patrol of the city is ongoing,” the statement added.