Saturday, June 28, 2014

Police avert massive bomb blast in Kano

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The Police in Kano State said it had discovered 13 high calibre Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, at Sauna-Fafunga in Dakata area of Kano metropolis.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr.Aderenle Shinaba, displayed the devices to newsmen in Kano yesterday.

Shinaba said the explosives were.discovered at about 1.30p.m. in a rickety car parked near a Friday Mosque.

A 10 year old boy was said to have alerted the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, of the area when he notice some strange objects in the car.

"When we got the information, we quickly moved in to the place and in the course of screening the vehicle, our anti-bomb squad discovered the explosives.

"We are simply lucky; what we have here now has the capacity of destroying a whole village and the Abuja incident would have been a child's play.

"The explosives were primed to explode when the Juma'at prayer is going on and they can destroy a whole neighbourhood because they are of high calibre," he said.

He further said the police had to detonate one of them but the Anti-bomb Squad advised that they should be removed from the area.

"The cylinders discovered are of high calibre as they can ruin and destroy a whole village", the commissioner said.

Shinaba commended the people of Kano for the timely information they gave to the police which saved the situation.

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