The Kano state police command yesterday intercepted a bomb laden vehicle that was primed with explosives at Tafawa Balewa road Nassarawa quarter of the ancient city of Kano.
The commissioner of police, Mr. Aderenle Shinaba, told the reporters while on the inspection of the scene of the Sunday bomb blast along Middle road by gold coast in Sabongari area of Fagge local government council said that items recovered from the vehicle after it was abandoned were two gas cylinder, a jerry can of fuel and wires .
He explained that the primed vehicle might have been abandoned by the terrorists for one reason or other .
The police has confirmed that five people lost their lives to the attack while seven others sustained various degree of injury adding that four out of those injured have been discharged from the hospital after been treated
Normalcy has been restored while investigation has commence according to the Police spokesman , ASP Magaji Majiya , He added that the area has been swept and corpses have been removed to morgue
However, resident of the affected area , said that nine people lost their live in the bomb explosion against the claims by the police
However there were conflicting report on the number of casualty figure, while the state commissioner of police , Mr. Aderenle Shinaba told the Journalists at the scene of the incident said that five people lost their lives and seven others sustained various degree of injury , one Mr .Harry who was present , interject , and said ‘ Sir, you supposed to hear from us who were at the scene of the incident , I beg your pardon , it was not five people that died , but we counted nine dead people, after the whole thing have subsided .
To this end , six vehicles were destroyed in the bomb explosion while a three storey building was badly damaged
However our findings from an eyewitness account told this reporter that the last Sunday attack by suicide bombers in Middle road in Sabongari Kano , could have more devastating had it been the terrorist hit their target which was an hotel slated for the attack.
According to an eye witness who was at the scene of the incident , (name withheld ) while speaking with pressmen , said that on that fateful day , the hotel was been commissioned by the owner when the suicide bombers arrived the place.
When they arrived the place with Sennia car which was already primed with bomb, in attempted the car , very closed to the hotel , the security man on duty, allegedly said that immediately ordered the man in question to move his car away from the front of the hotel because the parking lot available has been occupied by other vehicles and as such there was no space for him to park
He obliged an reversed the car and park at the middle of the road , however the source hinted that immediately alighted from the car from the vehicle and disappeared .
The source further stated after some minutes , there was a deafening sound rocked the air , which caused pandemonium and people started running helter- skelter for dear live .