Kano State Police Command Monday said it averted what could have been another devastating bomb blast in the ancient city of Kano.
This was revealed barely 12 hours after a suicide bomb explosion killed five people at Sabon Gari area of the City.
A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said Kano Police operatives, acting on intelligence, tracked and recovered a Mitsubishi Station Wagon car, ash in colour, with registration number Kano – AE 756 GSW loaded with assorted gas cylinders, one container of fuel and other electrical components of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
He said the vehicle was recovered at Tafawa Balewa Street, Nasarawa area of Kano State and has since been rendered safe by Police Bomb Disposal experts.
Mba, also stated that security agencies in Kano have commenced investigation into both the aborted blast as well as the last night bomb incident.
“It will be recalled that a suspected suicide bomber detonated an IED yesterday, 18th May, 2014, about 9:30pm at Middle Road, off Gold Coast Street, Sabon Gari, Kano.
“The blast led to the death of five persons including the suspected suicide bomber. Seven persons were injured, four of them already treated and discharged while six vehicles were also damaged.
“While commiserating with the families and friends of the victims of the last night incident, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, called for the cooperation of all in the fight against terrorism. He promised that the law enforcement agencies will continue to do their best towards winning the ongoing war against terrorism,” Mba stated.