Updated: Twin Bomb Explosion At Airtel and MTN Kano Office

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Reports reaching 247ureports indicates that there have been two bomb explosions in Kano Metropolis.
According to an eyewitness, the twin bomb explosion is happening now, as one of the bomb was heard near Bata Roundabout entrance to the Sabon Gari Market close Ibrahim Taiwo Road;

As gathered the Bomb explosion at the Airtel office may have injured unconfirmed number of people,247ureports gathered two suicide bombers in different cars carried out the attack.


According to an eyewitness, the first car rammed the gate before a second car, laden with explosives, drove into the building. The driver of the second car then came out and exchanged gunfire with the security personnel before the explosives went off.

At the moment Firefighters are fighting the blaze even as officers of the Joint Task Force (JTF) have cordoned off the area.

It was believed that the explosion was occurred as the police was chasing them. As gathered from the Eyewitness, the Airtel office at Bata was bombed.

Meanwhile the second explosion exploded at MTN office located at Independent road by Bompai. It is not certain, the number of casualties.

A top security source confirmed the two incidents as suicide bombers. Soldiers shot and killed the one at the Airtel office before it exploded. However,the MTN Bomber hit the pole near the MTN office and the bomb exploded killing him. He could not reach his target.

As gathered Bornu and Yobe state are said to have the history of Boko Haram Group blowing up Telecommunication mast and communication offices, but now it seems they are spreading their tentacles to other cities like Kano as the Yuletide season is on now.

More details to follow.

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