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BREAKING NEWS: 60 killed, Dozens Injured In Luxurious Bus Explosion In Kano (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

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kano-blast-4Kano State has been thrown into pandemonium as a bomb just went off at New Road, Sabon Gari area of the city.

A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that the bomb exploded at the hub of a commercial Luxury Bus park usually filled with commuters going from Kano to the South.

Another witness said an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, was planted near the park causing one of the buses to go up in flames.

A recent report showed that four dead bodies have been brought in to the accident and emergency ward of Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital and many men, women and children wounded.

Recent report claims that over 60 passengers were killed while dozens got injured following the explosion.

Several other casualties have also been evacuated to other hospitals across the town for emergency treatment.

The blast affected both passengers in the bus that was about to exit the park and many others within the vicinity of the park.

The blast caused a stampede with many people getting hurt and cars crashing.

Details are still sketchy with some sources saying the explosion emanated from a car parked beside the bus while others claim it was from within the bus.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the Police in Kano, Magaji Majiya, confirmed the incident. He however, said he has not gotten the full details.

The area has now been cordoned off by soldiers and police officers.

At the moment, no one can confirm the status of casualties in this attack as effort to contact the police or JTF was not successful as at the time of compiling this report, however residents say the area was combed by JTF.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Boko Haram, which has frequently attacked the city, was a prime suspect. A spokesman for security forces in Kano state, Ikedehia Iwehia, said dead and wounded were being evacuated.

The sect often targets Christians.

“I ran for my dear life and managed to get out of the park after the second blast. Many people are lying dead. See, my clothes are covered in blood,” said witness Ibrahim Bello, holding up a blood-soaked shirt.

A reporter who was at the scene counted 25 bodies. However, Channels TV reports that 60 people were killed and dozens were injured.

A member of Igbo traditional council in Kano, Tobias Idika, who confirmed the explosion to Channels TV said there were over 200 people in the bus.

“IED was kept inside the luxurious bus which was about to leave Kano to Lagos, people were frying like chicken here and you know there are over two hundred people in this bus when the two IEDs exploded,” he was quoted as saying.

The area has now been cordoned off by Military and Policemen. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

 

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  1. JOHNSON

    March 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I am very speechless

  2. Nwahiri ikechukwu

    March 18, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I think is time for God almighty to release his anger on this sects that claim to be boko haram,let what happen to sodom and gomora happen to this people.

  3. Yinka

    March 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    It is a callous act from which ever quarter it might originated.

  4. abodu

    March 18, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    na only almighty God will save us in this country?

  5. Deedat

    March 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    This is really really sad.
    How can a Man do such to his fellow Man.
    I don’t think this is Boko Haram attacking Christians anymore,
    They just want to destroy North & Kano in particular because of 2015 but Allah will never let them.
    Who ever plotted this inhuman act may Allah’s curse be upon him and his sponsors whether he be a Muslim or Christian. May the sole of those who lost their lives rest in peace. Those doing this, remember God never sleeps nor slumbers & to Him we shall all return.

  6. Michael Essien

    March 18, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    This is pathetic. I wonder what southerners are still doing in the Northern states.
    Kindly leave their states for them to carry out their nefarious activities.
    We have a lot of opportunities in the south.

    • Objective

      March 19, 2013 at 12:22 am

      Please, don’t conclude that only Southerners are in that bus or at the park. There is no way we can determine that only Southerners were targeted.

  7. Olohun lo mo

    March 18, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    In fact,i can no longer understand what is the reward for this gross killings accross our nation,shedding innocent blood over what. Why fighting cowardly? Is it president that offended u people or populace. Or are u fighting for human rights or religious issue? Spliting blood is nothing but a heneious crime in the sight of Allah.

  8. Adesiyan adeoye

    March 18, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    ;( I CRY FOR MY COUNTRY, REST IN PERFECT PEACE

  9. aziz

    March 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    speechless i am. What cause wil the murder fighting by killing innocent ppl for no sake? Wat dini is this? May Allah anger be on d perpetrator, supporters, funders and their families. This is nt islam at all..

  10. white

    March 18, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Ooooo my God what nigeria as turn 2

  11. Aminullah yahya

    March 18, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Hmm i dnt think this pple ar muslim ar muslim any more coz islam did nt preach so. So it high time the sourth should stop killing us in the name of boko haram

    • Praised

      March 19, 2013 at 10:19 am

      The south is nt killing the north! It’s the other way round. The northern leaders wanted to make Jonathan look like a weak leader but you know what they created a monster that can’t control anymore! Feel so sorry for these ones that lost their lives

    • Adamu

      March 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      Aminu you are a hypocrites,don’t worry the south eventually start killing the north you won’t have mouth to talk! How many mosques have been bombed since you starting bombing churches,or you think we don’t know are a Boko haram. Wait the jtf soon come after you fool.

    • Alloyb

      March 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      I neva wntd liv a comment, ur foolish statement mak me do dis, i tink u ur entire family is part of dis evil act, God wil reward u

  12. extraordinary rich

    March 18, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    islam is denying is not from them also Christians,but the bottom line is that this is inhumane and barbaric is not how to fight for right or justice,please may God touch your heart from shedding innocent blood

  13. Adewale Ganiyu

    March 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I wonder what the southerners are looking for in the north there; maybe they want to become chm of their local govt or gov of their states. I know this deadly n cowardly sect called BH are right now planning yet another onslaught.

  14. mansoor

    March 18, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Why always north this is politics noting like boko haram I don’t believe in such thing at all they just want to bring anarchy between muslims and christian brothers and if boko haram is.for real a boko haram t why can just go to south or est this shows that they have a good governors un like our on God we pray 4 u alone let those plp behind this be out so that the world well see those that are on to it

  15. Ukasha rabo

    March 18, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    This is what happen all times in our country now.we pray almighty Allah to save us and our Country from the hand of bad peoples .Ameen

  16. Hamat Sa'eed

    March 18, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Hhm! Pple should be wise enough not to allow themselves be fooled by ‘this sect of a thing.’ There must be something { a plan} more than this. I don’t believe it’s always Boko Haram. I begin to suspect other possibilities—the real boko haram and other BOKO HARAMS with deadlier intentions. My reason is that christians in many occassions were also found involved in the name of BOKO HARAM.

  17. Sireggahson

    March 18, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Why the killing, is the so called boko haram against humanity. Let them face the government not the poor masses. GOD IS WATCHING. nigeria let unite against terrorism.

  18. soneye

    March 18, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    GOD HV UR WAY IN OUR COUNTRY

  19. Saint ben

    March 18, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    They say we r one naija but northerners are killing southerners simply a southerner is ruling; but they ruled 4 38yrs ang loothed money

  20. Akogwu Godwin

    March 19, 2013 at 12:01 am

    May those muslim leaders lik elRufeal and Buhari who aré Boko. Hará members rot in hell, may thier childern , childern childern neva see d light of d day ,fools call islamic Animals .

  21. adrm

    March 19, 2013 at 3:18 am

    In reply to wot Akogwu Godwin say, u knw u r foolish type hw can u just open useles mouth nd acuse sb u hv nt investigate nd get d fact, is it bcos they r muslim of northernan? Mind ur tongue weneva u wnt 2 talk so dat u wil end urself in hell fire.

  22. Memuna

    March 19, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Inallilahiwaina’iraji’uh. GOD have mercy

  23. silk

    March 19, 2013 at 5:46 am

    This is one murder too many. And some idiots are calling for amnesty for an unrepentantly murderous group. How can any human beign do dis & feel fulfilled?

  24. Sunday Haruna

    March 19, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Naija is in trouble ooo

  25. Jeff

    March 19, 2013 at 6:44 am

    I wonder why all this is happening in Nigeria. May God in His infinite overshadow this entire nation with His divine intervention.

  26. olatunji

    March 19, 2013 at 7:07 am

    so sad,pathetic,the almighty,kindly manifest in the act of this canibals in our country,it’s unbearable,if it’s our sin.pls almighty forgive us n put all this blood sucking canibals to shame in this life n hereafter

  27. wasiu

    March 19, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Allah will surely punish the perpetrator of this inhumane act Insha Allah.

  28. Dau Agah jimmy m L Ekene Jnr

    March 19, 2013 at 7:36 am

    My advice to all Nigeria is that, the problem of Nigeria is not leadership, not religion, not tribalism but the problem is only one thing, which is ONE NIGERIA. now if any Nigeria Leader Thinks that He Or She can solve the problem of Nigeria with out working toward for the DISINTEGRATION Of NIGERIA is escalating the problem to a high level.. MAy GOD PROTECT All THOSE WORKING FOR DISINTEGRATION OF NIGERIA IN A GOOD AND LEGAL PROCESS AMEN………………….

  29. kenny

    March 19, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Only God can judge u pple, u pple wnt 2 kil all southners bcos dia xtian. Jesus is d only way tak it or leave it.

  30. Yunusa Haruna

    March 19, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Ya Allah with good & pure names let you expose the perpetrators of these terrorist attacks please.

  31. ISMAILA YUSUF AJINOMOH

    March 19, 2013 at 8:07 am

    May the almighty ALLAH inject his mercy in their life. Amin…

  32. Jackwill

    March 19, 2013 at 8:17 am

    They’ve succeeded in bombin d everbusy motor park.4 ur info,i knw by nw they’ve started planin 4 anoda onslaught.dis time around, it’ll be right inside d most popular market in kano,where all these sturborn igbos and other southerners who refused 2 leave d land of boko haram ‘ll b roasted again lyk chicken.a word they said is enough 4 d wise

  33. kenneth c a oji

    March 19, 2013 at 8:24 am

    It is not natural but from the pit of hell. let’s come back home to seek Gods divine intervention its not of him that runneth or willeth but God that showeth mercy. If mine people who are called by my name will humble them self & pray I will heal their land. We need healing in our land

  34. abdulrasaq monsur

    March 19, 2013 at 8:40 am

    This issue as gone beyond our knowledge in this country because we don’t know who is who that want to cause arnachy to country may the almighty Allah (swt) deal with those people behind this problem.

  35. Victor

    March 19, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Who so ever said he don’t believe in boko haram must be a fool, because boko haram started their first operation when president Musa Yaradua was in control, believe me the north knows what they are doing but I will drop a comment: THE DANGERS OF CREATING A MONSTER IS THAT ONE DAY IT WILL TURN AGAINST THE CREATOR. You think southerners are being killed or christians are being persecuted at the instance, the end of this inhumane act we waite to see. God bless unity in diversity country

  36. solomon ologun junior

    March 19, 2013 at 9:21 am

    May there soul rest in perfect pieces in kano, may GOD help my country nigeria. life you can bring back You take, itS very very bad, GOD is watching US,on till D judgement DAY.

  37. nwaneki benedict

    March 19, 2013 at 9:29 am

    am dumbfounded….. God have mercy

  38. kinxsley

    March 19, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Hmmmmmmmm…m……. Lord av mercy.

  39. Hammed

    March 19, 2013 at 9:39 am

    May God Save Nigeria and Deliver us from these evil people..

  40. Israel

    March 19, 2013 at 9:41 am

    there is a common saying that any government that can not provide security of life and property of it citizen does not deserve any support from it people so, as a result of this Nigerian should vote their present learder out of office come 2015 because they dont deserve any support.

  41. Amara

    March 19, 2013 at 9:42 am

    God have mercy on us in this country. Destroy the pple dat dnt want peace 2 reign in this country.

  42. Eddy

    March 19, 2013 at 10:03 am

    The christian community & its leaders are cowards. Keep waiting 4 God 2 cum down 4rm heaven 2 fight. Leaving in a dream world. Till christianity is wiped out!

  43. Rimala

    March 19, 2013 at 10:04 am

    May God rescue us from evil men, may he take away the peace of those that contributes to the shedding of innocent blood, may God give them back in hundred full. May God comfort the deceased families, heals the injured & Save us from evil men.

  44. Daniel Dyke

    March 19, 2013 at 10:13 am

    It takes only grace to save a country like ours and I pray that God will deliver us. Boko Haram or whatever your name is, you will know no peace, you and your supporters. The judgement of God shall overtake you in Jesus name, amen.

  45. God's Mercy

    March 19, 2013 at 10:21 am

    The southners should run for their life and Leave Kano alone bcos there is cause in the Land………..Rayhad Bonke

  46. Anne

    March 19, 2013 at 10:32 am

    May God almigh allow the same fate befall all those behind these happenings to their fifth generation.

  47. Holu

    March 19, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Glory be to God my friends RIP. I must drop the special bomb in Damaturu

  48. Nentsegha Emmanuel

    March 19, 2013 at 10:49 am

    who so ever done these wil never ever have peace in he/her family in Jesus Mighty Name Amen.

  49. abdulgafar

    March 19, 2013 at 10:53 am

    may d soul of does involve rest in perfect peace n may Allah give d families gratitude 2 bear d losses AMEN. Wishn casualty quick recovery ooo

  50. Cordelia Ndidiamaka

    March 19, 2013 at 11:11 am

    May GOD Almighty who is all-seeing, all-knowing and all-hearing expose the people that are being these blood shed that our country Nigeria is experiencing in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

  51. IceGoddess

    March 19, 2013 at 11:19 am

    What is happening in this country!
    Our president is just laying down like a helpless DOG! Watching some so call group(boko hargoat) killing innocent people. Abi!
    Don’t u think is time to invite the U.S.A. army for this people!

  52. oluchi

    March 19, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Oh Lord
    We pray for your divine intrvention upon our country Nigeria,Ame!!!!!!!!!!

  53. Ogunmoriyele samuel Adetayo

    March 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    All these happened in the name of christian & southerner president, let the northern musilim countinue, so to continue their saying dt jonathan can’t guarantee the scurity of citizen

  54. Geomighty

    March 19, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Is it by force to become a muslim?can u preach peace with war?is islam truly a religion of peace?have u ever come across a xtainn sect?who are d pple disturbin d peace of d ppl on mali,naija,pakistan,evrywhere?I fear muslims……I fear u oooo

  55. Geomighty

    March 19, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Is it by force to become a muslim?can u preach peace with war?is islam truly a religion of peace?have u ever come across a xtainn sect?who are d pple disturbin d peace of d ppl on mali,naija,pakistan,evrywhere?I fear muslims……I fear u oooo boko animals

  56. Emeuchemmadu uzomba

    March 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Its very sad 2 hear, i’m totally speechless . Bt i guess dis nation needed 2 b disintegrated. God help d southerners, the Igbo’s in particular.

  57. bosman ola

    March 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Its unfortunate that things like this are happening where and when it should not be happening. Its even worse that its happening to innocent citizens of this great country Nigeria. Why?

  58. samuel

    March 19, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    God where are you, u have done it in the past by delivered ur the children of israel form the hand of Egypians then u can do it at this time GOD for the sake of ur elect and children in this Nigeria, arise oh Lord for we are powerless

  59. SETTLE OLAIDE

    March 19, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Now,i see reason why we have to come to a roundtable and iron it out if our togetherness has meaning to some of ds DEVILS called human.

  60. Atueyi S.C Stanley

    March 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I was thinking that this issue of bombing has come to a rest, untilI hear of this one. My good Nigerians, It is time we come together a declare general fasting and prayer for our nation. Goodluck has done his best, what else shall he do? May the God of heaven arrest all the perpetrators of this country-Nigeria in Jesus name.
    And to the affected ones…Have solace in Christ, for he alone interceeds

  61. Emmy

    March 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    God hv mercy on us

  62. aroniya

    March 20, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    no condition is permanent.

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

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This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

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