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Bomb blasts and gunfire hits Bayero University, Kano

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A Bomb explosion has on Sunday morning hit Bayero University, Kano.

The blast occurred at the old campus of the university at a theatre building where Christian students gathered for Sunday worship.

Reports suggest the assailants may have targeted the Christian students who were holding a religious service in the theatres building.

Witnesses explained that those who survived the bomb blast ran into gunfire coming from unknown gunmen who had taken positions around the church building.

Eye witnesses report that multiple explosions and gunfire echoed around the old campus and that the building went up in flames.

The scene of the incident has been cordoned by the security operatives.

Mohammed Suleiman, a history lecturer at the university, said security guards had to run for their lives when the violence broke out.

“For over 30 minutes a series of bomb explosions and gun shots took over the old campus, around the academic blocks,” he told Reuters news agency.

“Several dead

Reports say about 20 people have been killed in the deadly attack.

The exact number of casualties is still unknown, as rescue workers are making frantic efforts to save lives.

“We have recovered 14 dead bodies so far and transfer same to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital.” A rescue team member said, adding that many others including women and children were injured.

The police referred calls for comment to Nigeria’s military

Military spokesman Lt. Iweha Ikedichi said soldiers and police had surrounded the university and were searching for the gunmen who carried out the attack.

“There were casualties, but I don’t have exact figures,” Ikedichi said.

“Some are so injured and have been rushed to local hospitals.” He added

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but the dreaded Islamist sect Boko Haram is active in Kano as the groups deadliest attack to date, which claimed about 180 lives, was carried out in Kano.

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29 Comments

  1. K-9

    April 29, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Pple r jst wick may God get them,may dey pay 4 dis wicked art.

  2. united Ekugbe

    April 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

    God av mercy on d faithful,jesus said my father wil uproot any tin nt plantd by him,so our hope is unshaken,even tank u lord bcos we av a lyf afta nw,wc they dont have.so felow christians kep hopin on d lion of judah.

  3. Igwe Elowhite

    April 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    CRYING!!! ”O LORD” remember that those christian students who’re the victims were just there because u.Shuld we christians stop worshipping u in ur sanctually just because we’re residing in the North.ALMIGHTY,we’re desperately in need of u.

  4. Children of war.

    April 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    D govt should enlighten d youth so dat they wil b aware dat dis pple is afta everyone in nigeria,so dat we wil prepare for dem anywere,anytime,anyplace.also wit d govt in action and d youth in action,there wil b no hiding place 4 dose monster.

  5. Usman u kasim

    April 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    All we need is prayer God help us regain peace in our country

  6. Ayyuba ishaq

    April 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Mcchew!!! This is not a crusade in islam.

  7. Ifeanyi ukaegbu

    April 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Our government is not doing well at all. Jonathan early the better this is the right time . Since the north don’t need the old eastern region let them go we go for peace to rign, government don’t care cos is a particular tribes that is dieing share this country.

  8. Effizy

    April 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    This is a babaric act.i pray God himself fish dis pple out

  9. Arc. Ezenduka V.N.

    April 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    If Islam are denying responsibility, they should champion & crusade against dis menace. Christ is Peace, may d peace of The Lord posses this nation.

  10. Kendo

    April 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Oh my God, is it that Mr president is in computent to riadicate dis issue. Evryday our people is dying in d hands of those vampires.

  11. silver and money

    April 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    The whole situation is getting out of hand. We are in pains. Only God will help us. May the souls of the dead rest in peace.

  12. Kay

    April 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    God! Show up.
    For how long shal we continue to live in fear. Ur eyes runs to nd fro the earth. We need ur help cos vain his the help of man

  13. Ade

    April 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I don’t knw y people still attribute this sect as an Islamic group. So many Islamic cleric has said on both media on several instances that wha these act is non-islamic. I won’t say more coz these people r everywhere monitoring

  14. Bala

    April 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    @ Ade, If they are not from Islam, where are they from then? They said they are “ALLAH” worshipers, so whats d difference? Well may the blood of Christ cleans them n may God forgive them cos they don’t know what they are doing! Am sure God is watching everything n will take vengence @ d appropriat time… May d peace of Christ comfort our hearts brethren.

  15. Abdulbaseed

    April 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I knw it is only d hearts that were opened by God will knw that this thing has no business to do with muslims or islamic religion the only thing we need to do is to pray wether u are christian or muslim or even pegan we should keep praying to our country nigeria bt am sry to this boko haram is a setup by our leaders.

  16. Byconchris

    April 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Wat r d Northern Govs includin traditional rulers doin, dey shuld be questioned. Cos its dere reponsibility protect d masses…

  17. Patrick ikechukwu

    April 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Let everybody gv there lives to jesus now because no 1 knws who is nest to die. D batle is nt 4d govnment but it’s for God. All dis are bigining of sorows as d bible says. But we are more THAN CONQUEROR.

  18. C. C. Emmanuel

    April 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I allways ask my self(shal we kipe on living this way?) o God change this system for you’r children. we pray o lord

  19. Toyin fad

    April 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Honestly dis thing is going too too far,now their target are the future of tomorrow people that we hope to put sanity to the insanity of nigeria

  20. Immaculate

    April 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    @ayyuba i knw its pple lyk u dat wish 4 dis 2 kip happenin.wen it happen 2 ur luvd ones i hope u react dsame way.Rubbish!

  21. ola bello

    April 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Mr president,it is time you tell us what you know about BOKO HARAM we know you are not one of them. please call on the northern leader both old and currently serving in you government to ALLOW us peace and freedom of worship and stop killing our children we suffer to train in the midst of obscurity and suffering.please we tried and fed up with this killing.GOD PLEASE HELP US NOW AND SPEAK COMFORT TO THE FAMILIES OF THE DECEASED

  22. charm

    April 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Mr president sir.we voted u in 2 lead us 2 d promise land as tins might b we are losin hope,confidence,trust, and security.u still declare ur intentions on leading us again. In d history of nig 4rm 1960 til date ur regime is….do sumtin we still believe in U dnt let us down again

  23. charm

    April 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Govt. Of Kano State is not even trying at all.ur excellency u cant provide a good goveranc to ur people but u can provide first class medical treatment to ur own people ur children infact ur not a father.and i knw u stil want 2 rule again,imagine.leadership is not wot public fund wil do 4 u rather wot u wil do 2 for d public fund.

  24. Steve D

    April 29, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    There is war going on in this country, no room for pretense. It’s time for us Christians to wake up and rise to the occasion. If peace means praying and get killed by the uncircumcised, then that path is only for the weak. But if war can make people realize how important peace is, then let us prepare to die inorder to pave way for peace…

  25. emmanson

    April 30, 2012 at 9:51 am

    If nothing is done very quickly all youths in Nigeria will revoke one day against all this insanity which the political class has put the youths into.

  26. Celina

    April 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    If they re not islamic sect, then y re they not bombing mosques, y must it b churches? God wil surely destroy them & their sponsors IJN Amen.

  27. Christopher

    April 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    At first they said they were ‘BOKO HARAM’ which means WESTERN EDUCATION IS BAD but now they are no longer fighting against WESTERN EDUCATION but against CHRISTIANITY and CHRISTIANS.pls let it be clear that this group is no longer BOKO HARAM but CHRISTIANITY HARAM!!!
    May God help us but let them know it clearly that CRIME does not pay.

  28. muneer m zango

    April 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    we both muslims and christians should pray may Almighty Allah protect us, our family and our country againts whoever is reponsible for this.

  29. Limited

    May 1, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Christianity is a religion of peace. How else does one explain the purpose of jihad in Islam. It is nothing but a tool for war and social unrest, not peace. It is time we called a spade a spade – Boko Haram is fighting nothing but the President Goodluck Jonathan Admistration. Though their activities were curtailed during the Yar’Adua administration, some unsatisfied presidential candidates and their cohauts of Northern extraction, who have failed to secure a seat against President Jonathan, have decided to re-awaken Boko Haram as a tool to fight the government while they watch from afar and in silence. The only time they are not silent is when they accuse the government of incompetence. How else does one explain the fact that a general who has ruled the country for several years would fold his arms while his people, whom ordinarily would listen to him, cause problems in the country. It is even more pronouned when crisis provoking statements such as ‘I will cause problem if I lose the election’ is already lingering in the air. Even without the issue of a command, an eager follower would carry out neferious actions as triggered by such statements. This is the most cowardly way of fighting a government. The Irony of the whole issue is that Boko Haram claims western education is a sin, yet they use weapons, vehicles and other items which are direct or indirect products of western education and civilization to fight the West. It implies that Boko Haram is commiting the same sin they accuse the West of commiting. But I tell you what, they are making the biggest religious mistake of their lives. God or Allah, whichever name you choose to address him by, does not need the intervention of mere mortals. How does one explain the fact that he is God if mere mortals could fight for him – what an irony; what a funny world, or religion to be precise. No creature can fight its creator. If you believe this then you can agree with me that no creature can fight for its creator. In other words, if you think you can fight for your creator, then you can as well think of one day fighting your creator. It is coming to a timelight for Boko Haram to think of fighting Allah. That is when they will afterwards think of calling it a quit. But it will be too late.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

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As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

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The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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