Thursday, 26 January 2012

News-Fresh explosion in kano.

A fresh explosion
rocked a bus
terminal in Nigeria's
violence-hit city of
Kano on Thursday
forcing the area to
be evacuated, the
police and army said.
"We just had an
explosion, nobody
can confirm the
cause. No loss of life
or injuries were
recorded. The area is
being evacuated," a
police spokesman in
the city, Magaji Majia,
told AFP.
Army spokesman
Iweha Ikedichi gave
a similar account of
the incident.
A witness however
claimed two people
were injured.
Soldiers and police
have cordoned off
the area, an AFP
correspondent said.
"There was an
explosion, there was
no injury or death,"
an on-duty soldier
told AFP.
Locals say the area,
known as New Road,
holds a bus terminal
for people travelling
to the country's
eastern region, the
home of the mainly
Igbo ethnic group of
Last week 185
people died in Kano
in multiple and
coordinated bomb
and gun attacks
claimed by the
Islamist group Boko
Haram. A Nigerian
police source told
AFP on Thursday that
roughly 200 people
had been arrested
following that

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