Residents of Sabon-Gari in Kano, Kano State, have confirmed to SaharaReporters that a high capacity improvised explosive device (IED) detonated at the New Road Motor Park in Sabon Gari, Kano, at around 3:00pm (1500 GMT) today.

Photo From Kano Bus BlastPhoto From Kano Bus Blast One of them, who spoke with SaharaReporters by phone, said the explosive devices were hidden in a worktop fridge, concealed in a bag and dropped off by two men masquerading as travelers.

Scene at Kano Bus BlastScene at Kano Bus Blast The number of dead and injured victims was unclear at the time of reporting, but unlike last year’s blast at the same area, there were fewer people at the scene of the blast.

Scene at Kano Bus BlastScene at Kano Bus Blast This year, in March, at least 60 were reported killed, and several vehicles destroyed by a bombing in the same location.

Scene at Kano Bus BlastScene at Kano Bus Blast Police in the state also confirmed the blast, saying: “Explosion has occurred at New Road Motor Park, Sabon-Gari, Kano, at 3pm. Explosives [were] hidden in table-top fridge disguised as luggage.”

Today's incident joins the near-daily string of attacks that has plagued the region.

 

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