Kano bomb blast: Police confirm 186 dead

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The Police authority in Kano yesterday confirmed that a total of 186 persons died from last Friday multiple bomb blast that rocked the ancient city of Kano

A statement signed by the Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris in Kano put the civilian casualty at 150, while his Command lost a total of 29 personnel during the attack

Red Cross volunteers pull a dead body from under a heap of rubble following multiple explosions and armed assailants in the Bompai area of the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on January 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO

The statement further revealed that the state security service lost three personnel, Nigerian Immigration Services lost two officers, the Nigerian Custom Services lost a personnel, while the Nigerian Union of Journalist lost a member .

The Commissioner of Police stated that the sect attacked seven targets in the state which included, Zonal Police Headquarters along BUK road, where a suicide bomber crashed through the gate detonated a bomb and caused maximum damage to the building

Other places which were attacked simultaneously by the group were Zaria Road Police Division, Immigration office, Farm Centre police Division,, SSS headquarters, the official residence of the Assistant Inspector General of Police , and St. Louis Secondary School.

The police boss revealed that two cars heavily loaded with explosive devices, primed for suicide mission at the Command headquarters at Bompai were repelled, adding that the first suicide bomber drove through the JFK end of Bompai barracks and the officers on duty prevented him from gaining access to the barracks, he detonated it on the road”.

The statement added that the police fired at the second vehicle, a Toyota Camry which ran into the wall when it could not access the state command headquarters. The driver was gunned down as he attempted to escape while the explosives were demobilised by the men of the explosive ordinance device unit.

Ibrahim Idris said that the state command was able to recover ten different types of motor vehicles comprising, Honda CRV, Toyota Camry of different models, Honda Brahma, Golf, Toyota first lady loaded with improvised explosive devices at places like Sheka quarters, NNPC Mega filling station Hotoro, Tishama Goron Dutse, Miller road and police headquarters road Bompai in the metropolis.

The statement added that “the command also recovered three hundred (300) Coca cola cans of improvised explosive devices at various locations in the city, Eight peak milk tins of 350kg loaded with improvised explosive device, eight  drums size of 350kg loaded improvised explosive devices loaded in cars in various locations in the city”. The extremists attacked and brutally killed innocent civilian citizens who were going about their lawful business along Tudun wada road, club road, cemetery road, Abuja Yan Dusa, SDY roundabout and St.Louis avenue”.

The commissioner in the statement commiserated with members of the public and urged them to continue to support the command for effective policing, and further wished all those who suffered various degrees of injuries quick recovery.

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