A suspected suicide bomber Friday hit a filling station along Maiduguri road in Kano, killing at least six people, reports online news medium Premium Times, citing Police.
Kano State police commissioner, Adenrele Shinaba informed the news medium that the terrorist who detonated the bomb arrived the scene of the bombing in a Toyota Sienna van and queued alongside other customers, pretending to be waiting to buy fuel, before detonating the bomb in the car.
Other reports however have it that a gun duel ensued between security operatives and the insurgents.
The CP said the filling station caught fire following the bombing, but the fire was put out by rescue officials, but six people had already lost their lives, and five others injured.
The suicide bomber, the manager of the station, a pump attendant, and three police officers were said to have been killed in the blast.
Police and military officers had since sealed the scene of the attack.