August 2, 2014

NIGERIA: 2 Islamist Female Suicide Bombers Wearing Veiled Long Black Burkas Detonate Themselves In Kano. Murdered 3 Innocent Souls, Injured 7

Nigerian Tribune
written by Kola Oyelere and Leon Usigbe
Tuesday July 29, 2014

TWENTY-FOUR hours after a female suicide bomber blew herself up at the North West University, Kano, two more female suicide bombers, in separate incidents on Monday, killed three persons and injured 16 persons.

The first incident happened at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) mega station at Hotoro area, on the outskirts of Kano.

Investigation revealed that the petroleum station was selling kerosene at official price, a development that made people to besiege the area.

The suicide bomber, the report said, joined the queue of people who wanted to purchase kerosene at the station and detonated the bomb minutes later.

The state Commissioner of Police, Adenrele Shinaba, speaking in a statement through the state police spokesperson, Magaji Musa Majiya, confirmed the blast, saying three persons were killed and 10 others injured.

The suicide bomber, he said, killed herself and caused the death of three persons, with no fewer than 10 people sustaining varying degrees of injury.

According to the commissioner, the state police command quickly mobilised to the scene and rushed the victims to hospital.

The premises of the mega station, he said, had been cordoned off, to ensure explosive devices were confirmed cleared.

However, there was no fire outbreak at the filling station.

In the second incident, another 19-year-old female suicide bomber blew herself up, injuring two police officers and four civilians.

The incident caused pandemonium along Trade Fair, close to Gida Buhsri in Zoo area of the state capital.

The state police command also confirmed the incident.

Jonathan condemns attacks

President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Kano and Adamawa states, as well as the kidnap of the Lamido of Kolofata in Northern Cameroon, Lamido Seini Lamine and the wife of the Vice Prime Minister of Cameroon.

According to a statement issued by his spokesman, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja, on Monday, the president described as shocking, callous and reprehensible, the multiple bomb blasts that occurred in Kano within 24 hours and the unrelenting attacks by the Boko Haram at a time the Muslim faithful were observing the holy festival of Eid-el Fitr.

He commiserated with the families of all those who lost their loved ones in the Kano and Adamawa attacks and wished the injured speedy recovery.

The statement said Jonathan further noted that the deployment of young women as suicide bombers represented a new low in the inhuman campaign by the terrorists and an expression of utter disregard for the dignity of the female gender, as well as a wicked exploitation of the girl-child.

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