Suicide bombers killed by own explosives in Kano

7 years ago by: Direct
-- (m) at 24-03-2013 01:55PM (7 years ago)

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Two Nigeriens suicide bombers were Saturday killed by own explosives. They were about to wreak yet another havoc at Eastern Bye-pass, Hotoro Quarters in Kano when the explosives went off.
Witnesses said that the bombers, who hail from Niger Republic, were rolling a two-wheeled truck primed with explosives, pretending to be water vendors. But a Joint Task Force (JTF) operative at a check point became suspicious of their movement and ordered them to stop for a check. Following their refusal to obey the order, the JTF operatives promptly opened fire on them and in the process the explosives went off.
Following the incident, security agents took a swoop on area and arrested four Niger Republic nationals, who are now being detained by the Kano Police Command over their alleged involvement in  acts of terrorism.
Kano State Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya, who confirmed the incident said details of the explosions were sketchy at the time of this report.
In a related development, a man identified as Matthew Owoniyi was shot dead at Dakata area of Kano. The deceased who was said to be a shop owner was killed inside his chemist shop in the presence of his wife and two kids. Eye witnesses said Owoniyi was ordered to lie face down by three gunmen who called at his place at about 9 pm. They subsequently rained bullets into his head and escaped in a Golf car with sales proceeds of the day.