A female suicide bomber yesterday at a mega Petrol filling station in Kano killed three persons, when the bomb she concealed in her Hijab exploded, killing her.
It was gathered that the suicide bomber had sneaked and joined the kerosene queue at the station located in Hotoro and that she detonated the bomb minutes later.
Sources said that the incident happened at about 10:am when the NNPC management were selling kerosene to their prospective customers, who have besieged the kerosene section scrambling to buy the essential commodity.
However, reports said that 10 persons sustained injuries and were immediately rushed to the hospital but three out of them died, leaving seven others injured.
The kerosene section of the mega section was partially damaged as a result of the devastating effect of the bomb, while the main section of the Petrol section was not affected.
The Kano State Police Commissioner, Aderenle Shinaba confirmed the death of three persons, while 10 others were injured in the bomb blast that rocked the petro station.
” On the 28th of July, 2014 at about 10 am, the Police Command received a distress call that there was a bomb blast at the NNPC mega station, located at Hotoro quarters, Maiduguri road.
On receipt of the information, the Kano State Police Command anti-bomb squad were immediately mobilised to the scene, where it was discovered that the incident occurred when kerosene was being sold at the filling station, a woman, pretending to be a customer, but had an IED (explosives) concealed in her possession, blew herself up with it and injured 10 others.
”The victims were immediately rushed to the hospital, where three people have so far been confirmed dead, while seven others are receiving and responding to treatment.
”The Kano Police Command and the bomb squad (EOD) personnel and other officers have sealed the scene for sweeping to ensure no other explosives were left behind.
There was no fire outbreak at the filling station as investigation is on-going, Shinaba said.
However, the ancient city of Kano for consecutive four days is on the rampage by Boko Haram militants, turning the city into a bomb haven.