Information available to 247ureports.com through the leadership of the apex Igbo organization, the Ohaneze Kano State Chapter indicates that the Christian community and non-indigenes of Kano State resident in Sabon Gari may have begun planning for revenge attack against the attackers responsible for the bomb attack in Sabon Gari yesterday night. This is as the leader of the Kano State chapter of Ohaneze, Chief Tobias Idika, condemned the bomb attack as a cowardly act by those who hate freedom and free democracy.
The Ohaneze leader, Chief Idika, in his condemnation of the attack called on the various Security agencies in the nation to wake up and see the plan of the cowards against the law abiding residents of Sabon Gari. According to Tobias Idika, the men of Boko Haram have made no secret their intent to chase the residents out of Sabon Gari – in order to take over the many precious real estates erected by the residents of Sabon Gari. Idika pleaded with the Joint Task Force to see the handwriting on the wall. He indicated that the residents of Sabon Gari who are predominantly Christians have began abandoning their buildings and homes for hiding places outside Kano.
“This incident was just a warning” stated the Ohaneze leader who explained that the casualty number was low because the visitors to the bar has yet to begin arriving to the outdoor joint when the bomb exploded. The three persons that were injured resulted from flying debris. The residents of the area who also spoke to our correspondent stated that they believe that the explosion was a warning for the residents to abandon the area.
Meanwhile the members and workers at the St. Stephens Anglican Church located opposite the crime scene are reported to be panicked – and as a result has abscond from work while some of the church members are said to have decided to decide on attending church services elsewhere.
The Nigerian police force has however discounted the bomb attacked as a minor incident. According to the police public relations officer, Malam Magaji, the attack was minor and was brought under control within five minutes after the bomb attack. Magaji stated that the bomb was a locally made bomb inside a small can drink container placed under a sport utility vehicle. He stated that the attack did not injure or kill any person- and that normalcy have returned to the area. Adding credence to the police force were other security operatives who spoke to 247ureports.com off the record. They indicated that the attack showed a weak sign of a defeated terrorist group desperate to make a showing. They confirmed that the explosive device used in yesterday’s had striking resemblance to those recovered at one of Boko Haram’s hide out locations in Kano.
In a related development, the leadership of MASSOB has reacted to the bomb blast. Talking to our correspondent on the telephone, the number two man in MASSOB, Chief Ezeonwuka, reminded the Igbo residents in Kano of MASSOB’s call to return their families home away from Kano. He stated that MASSOB had reserved an area in Okwe, Imo State for returnees. Stating this, the MASSOB leader warned the bombers to be careful not to harm any of the residents of Sabon Gari – or face their wrath.
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