Police uncover 13 bombs planted in Kano mosque

There was pandemonium on Friday at about 2.pm as the police discovered 13 explosive devices planted in a mosque in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.


The incident occurred when Muslims were preparing to observe their Jumat prayers.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Aderenle Shinaba, displayed the devices to newsmen in Kano on Friday.

He said the explosives were discovered at about 1.30p.m. in a rickety car parked near a Friday Mosque.
“When we got the information, we quickly moved in to the place and in the course of screening the vehicle, our anti-bomb squad discovered the explosives.

“The explosives were primed to explode when the Juma’at prayer is going on and they can destroy a whole neighbourhood because they are of high calibre,” he said.
Shinaba said the police had to defuse one of them but the Anti-bomb Squad advised that they should be removed from the area.

“The cylinders discovered are of high calibre as they can ruin and destroy a whole village,” the commissioner said.
Shinaba commended the people of Kano for the timely information they gave to the police which saved the situation.
He also urged the people to continue to give security agencies useful information to enable them to carry out their duty effectively.

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