UPDATE: 6 Killed, 7 Injured In Kano Market Suicide Attack


According to the police, as a result of Wednesday, December 10, blast at Kano textile market, 6 people died, including 2 female suicide bombers.

Seven people sustained injuries and were rushed to the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Premium Times reports.

Briefing journalists at the scene of the attack, Kano Police Commissioner, Aderele Shinaba, said that the bombers arrived at the market pretending to be ordinary buyers.

They went behind Access Bank and asked for water to ease themselves in one of the latrines. However when denied water, they started an argument with the sellers, which attracted people to the scene.

As the crowd gathered, the attackers detonated the explosives.

The incident caused chaos and panic among the people, who immediately went on the run for safety.

The today’s bombing comes days after the ghastly attack on Kano Central Mosque, which claimed hundreds of lives.

The security was enhanced in Kano following the incident and numerous people were arrested on suspicion of attempted suicide attacks.

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