Explosion hits Nigeria's Kano State

A huge explosion hit northwest Nigeria's Kano State on Thursday night, police said, adding no death or injury was caused.

A bomb exploded along Dangi roundabout by zoo road, causing pandemonium among the people of the area. Bomb detectives have arrived at the scene of the blast.

A Xinhua reporter in the restive state said bomb detectives of the Nigeria police combed the area to ensure there was no leftover of the improvised explosion devices (IEDs). The reporter said the explosion followed by sporadic shooting in the area.

Security personnel have condoned off the area as people are running helter skelter for their safety. Residents in the nearby area of the explosion remain indoors for fear of being caught at the crossfire.

Spokesman of the joint military task force (JTF) Captain Ikedichi Iweha confirmed the explosion, adding no injury or death resulted from the explosion.