The northern region of Nigeria which has been plagued by incessant Jihadist influenced violence against its non-Muslim community appears on the receiving end of more deadly violence.
This time around, the violence appears to come from a tanker collision. The Tanker collision, as 247ureports.com gathered resulted to a massive explosion that caused the death of two people and the destruction of properties nearby.
As gathered, the tanker explosion occurred on Monday near Bayero University in the town of Kabuga. The explosion occurred meters away from the new campus of Bayero University Kano.
The explosion occurred when two petrol carrying tankers collided. One of the tankers belonged to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) – who the owner/operator of the other tanker is, was not certain. It was also not certain the fate of the occupants of the two tankers – but sources claim two charred bodies were found in the location of the explosion. This was confirmed by the Head of Operations, Road Safety Commissions, Kano Sector Command, Kabiru Nadabo, who told newsmen that two charred bodies were recovered from the ill-fated NNPC tanker. The corpses have since been deposited in the Mortuary.
The explosion also damaged/burnt nearby buildings.
One of the torched properties belonging to Abul Islam Steel and Aluminum, Alhaji Garba Ismail Muhammed, said he was at the Mosque when he received a call telling him that his property has been razed.
The police department in Kano has stated that they will investigate the cause of the accident.