Thursday, 24 July 2014

Bomb Blast Rocks New Road Bus Station, Sabon Gari, Kano

Residents of Sabon-Gari in Kano, Kano State, have confirmed to SaharaReporters that a high
capacity improvised explosive device (IED) detonated at the New Road Motor Park in Sabon Gari, Kano, at around 3:00pm (1500 GMT) today.

One of them, who spoke with SaharaReporters on phone, said the explosive devices were hidden in a
worktop fridge, concealed in a bag and dropped off by two men masquerading as travelers.

The number of dead and injured victims was unclear at the time of reporting, but unlike last year’s blast the same area, there were fewer number of people around the scene of the blast. In March at least 60 were reported killed, and several vehicles destroyed by a bombing at the same motor park.

Police in the state also confirmed the blast, saying: “Explosion has occurred at New Road Motor Park, Sabon-Gari, Kano, at 3pm. Explosives [were] hidden in table-top fridge disguised as luggage.”
Today's incident joins the near-daily string of attacks that has plagued the region.

SR