Kano: Female Suicide Bomber Blows Self Up Near Mosque, Injures Others


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A female suicide bomber who attempted to attack the popular Umar Bin Khattab Mosque on Zoo Road in Kano metropolis, has killed herself and injured few others on Monday.

An eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occured around 9:21pm shortly after the congregational Isha and Tarawe prayer.

The witness said the teenage bomber who alighted from a bus, attempted to enter the mosque before the explosives went off, killed her and injured some members of the vigilante attached to the mosque.

It was gathered that the bomber retreated when she realised that the vigilante attached to the mosque were screening people with electronic device.

According to the witness, the girl who missed her target, blew off herself shortly after she retreated, injuring those nearby.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya, confirmed the incident.

He said that only the female bomber died in the attack which left a few persons injured.

‘’It was only the female suicide bomber that killed herself’’, he said.

He said security had since been beefed up in the area as combined team of security operatives had cordoned off the area.

Majiya called on residents to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious persons or movement to security operatives for prompt action.



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