The Nigeria police in Kano today said it averted a major catastrophe in Kano, Nigeria as its Explosive Ordinance Disposal
unit de-activated a powerful bomb targeting Muslim faithfuls observing
the Sallah break.
Briefing newsmen on the discovery
of what he described as high-caliber car bomb, the state commissioner
of police Mr. Adenrele Shinaba said the causality figure would have been
so alarming had the bomb exploded at a time when tens of thousands of
Muslims were observing their Eld-El-Fitr prayer at the Mosque.
The Police commissioner told the
media that a Peugeot 406 car rigged powerful explosives had been
discovered neatly tucked at the gate of Isiayaku Rabiu Mosque in Goro
Dutche quarters in the city. The car had been timed to explode during
Eid Fitr’s prayers on Sunday (today).
The police EOD unit has defused the car bomb with no injury to anyone, the police officer said.