The police in Kano have confirmed the death of six persons, including three policemen, in the bomb explosion at Magarsiku Filling Station at Hotoro, Kano, on Friday.
The Commissioner of Police, Adenrele
Shinaba, who confirmed the incident while addressing newsmen on
Saturday, said five other persons sustained various degrees of
said the incident occurred when a suicide bomber went into the filling
station pretending to buy fuel for the vehicle he was driving.
He said immediately the hoodlum entered the service station, he detonated the bomb which was inside his car.
He added that two vehicles were completely burnt down, while two others were damaged.
The commissioner said the injured persons had since been taken to hospital for treatment.
urged the public to be more vigilant and furnish security agents with
useful information to check the activities of insurgents.
the damage to other filling stations and vehicles nearby would have been
more if the security operatives and men of the fire service did not
He noted that “everybody must remain vigilant in order to ensure that we check the activities of these people.
are lucky there are two petrol tankers which will have been burnt if
not for the early arrival of the fire servicemen who quickly put out the