Monday, June 23, 2014

Suicide bomber attacks Kano school, 8 died, 20 injured

8 people were killed while 20 people are injured in a bomb blast that was carried out by a suicide bomber this afternoon in Kano School of Hygiene Technology located along Gida Murtala - BUK road.

The victims of the blast were new intakes of the school undergoing screening exercise.

Briefing Reporters on the scene, Kano Commissioner of Police, Adelenre Shinaba revealed that 8 vehicles parked within the premises of the state owned tertiary institution were damaged.

Mr. Shinaba stated that the incident occurred around 2.05pm when new students of the College were undergoing screening at the school.

The Commissioner disclosed that a suspect was apprehended at the scene as he ruled out car bombing of this latest attack.

Mr. Shinaba said that "every lead seems to point at suicide bombing, unlike our previous experience none of the vehicles parked inside this school caught fire and there is no hole around to suggest a car bombing but all leads are still open for investigation".

The Commissioner further disclosed that lifeless bodies of the affected students have been deposited at the morgue, while the injured are receiving treatment at undisclosed Government Hospital.

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