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Series of explosions in Nigeria kill 25

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 10:22

Abuja: At least 25 people were killed in a series of explosions targeting a bus station in northern Nigeria, witnesses said.

They said the blast occurred at a bus station in Kano city where commuters making intra-city and intercity travels come to board vehicles for their journey.

Soldiers and police cordoned off the area immediately after the explosions.

An eyewitness said over phone that the explosions occurred mainly in an area called Sabon Gari when some commercial buses were filled with passengers and ready to commence their journey to the southern part of the country.
The eyewitness said he counted about 25 bodies after the blast. The police spokesman for the state of Kano, Magaji Majiya confirmed the incident but refused to disclose the casualty figure.
No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts so far but radical Islamist outfit Boko Haram has attacked Kano several times. Boko Haram is waging war to install an Islamic caliphate in the oil-rich African nation.


First Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 09:06
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