Sunday, 21 April 2013
Kano blast injures 2 as govt begins headcount of residents
Residents of Agangara, where they the incident occurred stated that the explosions also destroyed properties which value could not be estimated as at the time of filing this report.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Musa Daura, said in a text message to Sunday Mirror in response to our enquiry that no deaths were recorded in the attack; he however did not volunteer further information on the blast, which occurred around 9:30pm.
Spokesman of the military- led Joint Task Force, Captain Ikedichi Iweha, told our correspondent that he was waiting for details from the field officers before he could make official comment on the issue.
“We are tiding things, as soon as we are done, I will call you people,” he said The suspected bombers, who escaped after the attack, allegedly planted the remote controlled improvised explosives at the drinking joint earlier and later detonated them.
Some residents claimed three loud explosions were heard in the direction of the JTF check-point, which could also have been target of the attack in the area populated predominantly by non-natives.
The insurgency in Kano has prompted house-tohouse head count of residents by the state government. Entitled: “House Numbering and Street Naming Data Form,2013”, all residents in the troubled town are expected to fill the form and return same to the relevant authorities.