A twenty-four hours curfew had been imposed in Kano, the commercial centre of North Central Nigeria. This is sequel to multiple terrorist attacks spear headed by members of the Boko Haram sect launching a series of explosive on the city. The office of the Assistant Commissioner of police and the Assistant Inspector General of police at the Zone one Headquarters of the police were the worse hit, leaving a number of people death and building rend apart.
The attack is coming barely hours after the Nigeria Police placed a 50 million naira ransom on one Kabiru Sokoto [Umar], allegedly fingered to be the man behind the Christmas day bombing of a church in Niger State.
At least 20 explosions were launched to rock the city of Kano making people scamper for safety. They targetetd Zone 1 Headquarters of the Nigerian Police Force and blew off the roof while a number of other police stations including the ones at Naibawa, Dakata, Farm Centre and BUK Road suffered similar fate. Residence of the Kano State Commissioner of Police witnessed the explosion.
Offices of the State Security Service and the Immigration Service witnessed a simultaneous explosive after the first one went off at 5.02 pm causing panic all over the city. Thick smoke was seen rising in many parts as the whole town was suddenly shut down on Friday evening.
The number of casualties could not be ascertained but at least seven are confirmed dead and five successfully rushed to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. The Kano State Police PRO has not made himself available for comment on the situation.