Connect to share and comment

Series of blasts rock Nigeria's second city of Kano

A series of loud explosions rocked Nigeria's second city of Kano on Monday, residents said, describing at least four blasts in the Sabon Gari neighbourhood, which has been previously targetted by Boko Haram Islamists. "There is confusion all over the place. There were four huge explosions, so huge that they shook the whole area. Everywhere is enveloped in smoke and dust," said Chinyere Madu, a fruit vendor. The blasts were said to have targetted Enugu street in Sabon Gari, a strip filled with outdoor bars and eateries.

Series of blasts rock Nigeria's second city of Kano

A series of loud explosions rocked Nigeria's second city of Kano on Monday, residents said, describing at least four blasts in the Sabon Gari neighbourhood, which has been previously targetted by Boko Haram Islamists. "There is confusion all over the place. There were four huge explosions, so huge that they shook the whole area. Everywhere is enveloped in smoke and dust," said Chinyere Madu, a fruit vendor. Resident Kola Oyebanji said "all his windows are shattered," after the four successive blasts. abu-bs/lc

Nigeria arrests 3 Lebanese, Hezbollah tie suspected

KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian authorities said on Thursday they had arrested three Lebanese nationals in northern Nigeria on weapons charges and one of them had admitted to being a member of Hezbollah. The three suspects were arrested between May 16 and May 28 in the north's biggest city of Kano, the military spokesman for Kano Captain Ikedichi Iweha said in a statement. Authorities said landmines were among the weapons found.

Football: Nigeria game stopped after police shooting

A high-profile Nigeria league match between champions Kano Pillars and Heartland was abandoned on Wednesday after police shot a fan at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, northern Nigeria. "The match was called off after Heartland refused to continue the game after a fan was shot in the foot by police inside the stadium and the fans protested," Pillars media officer Idris Malikawa disclosed. "The fan was said to have done something illegal - he has been rushed to hospital." The match was goalless after half an hour before this incident.

Two suspected Islamists killed in Nigeria blast: police

Two suspected members of Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram were killed Saturday when an explosive they tried to throw at policemen at a checkpoint went off in the flashpoint city of Kano, police said. The blast happened days after a suicide attack Monday at a bus station in Kano, the most populous city in northern Nigeria, that killed at least 41 people and injured 65 others, according to a rescue official. Kano state police boss Musa Daura said four accomplices of the victims of Saturday's blast were arrested afterwards.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Death toll from Nigeria bus station attack rises to 41

The death toll from a suicide attack at a bus station in Nigeria's second largest city of Kano rose to 41 on Tuesday, a rescue official told AFP, after police earlier had given a toll of 22. The rescue official, who requested anonymity, said that 20 victims were counted at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, while an additional 21 bodies were reported at the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital. mjs-bs/boc

Death toll from Nigeria bus station attack at least 22

An attack that saw two suicide bombers ram their car into a bus station in northern Nigeria has killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens more, police said Tuesday. The attack on Monday in Kano, the largest city in Nigeria's mainly Muslim north, led to a huge explosion that hit five buses, police spokesman Magaji Majia told AFP. A rescue official had said on Monday that the toll was at least 20 and a security source said it was likely to climb much higher. "From our tally, 22 people were killed in the suicide blast at the New Road motor park," Majia said.

At least 20 dead in bus station explosion in Nigeria

Lagos, Mar 18 (EFE).- At least 20 people died Monday in a large explosion at a bus station in the southern Nigerian city of Kano, eyewitnesses told Efe by telephone. The witnesses said they had seen about 20 bodies at the site of the blast. Meanwhile, the local Daily Post, citing Kano residents as its sources, said that "more than 20" people died in the blast and dozens were wounded to varying degrees. Evidently, a bomb was detonated at the New Road Motor Park about 6 p.m. local time, personnel with the Joint Task Force of the Nigerian army told the Daily Post.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Blasts at Nigeria bus park kill at least 20

A series of blasts targeting buses loaded with passengers in Nigeria's second city of Kano on Monday killed at least 20 people, a rescue official told AFP. "I saw three buses on fire. One of them was fully loaded with passengers waiting to leave the station at the time of the blasts. At the moment there at least 20 dead," said the rescue official who requested anonymity. abu-bs/gk

Blasts at bus park in north Nigeria's Kano kill 25

KANO (Reuters) - Five explosions at a bus park in northern Nigeria's main city of Kano killed at least 25 people on Monday in an area where Islamist sect Boko Haram is waging an insurgency against the government, a Reuters reporter who counted the bodies said. The blasts destroyed several buses in the Sabon Gari area of Kano, an area mostly inhabited by immigrants from Nigeria's largely Christian south, the Reuters witness said. Military and police cordoned off the area after the blasts.
Syndicate content