A woman was killed by a powerful blast that ripped through a central park in Kano Thursday, the police have confirmed.
Eight people were injured in the attack that targeted travellers at the Sabon Gari park, the police said.
The police spokesperson for Kano State, Magaji Majiya, said the explosion was caused by a bomb that targeted travellers.
“The blast was actually a bomb blast. The bomber hid it inside a Fridge and placed the fridge on a cart, and detonated it close to a luxurious bus,” Mr. Majiya said.
The affected bus with registration number KTT 164 XA is owned by Ifeanyi Chukwu Industrial Services, he said.
He said the bus was loading passengers heading to Port Harcourt at the time of the blast.
The bombing came a day after two explosions killed more than 40 people in neighbouring Kaduna State.
It was also the second time the Sabon Gari park would be targeted by bombers.
A blast in March 2013 killed more than 60 people, amongst them travellers and hustlers.
Majority of residents in the busy Sabon Gari suburb are non-natives of Kano State, and are mainly from the southern part of the country.
The police spokesperson, Mr. Majiya said the State Commissioner of Police recently held a meeting with officials of the motor park where issues of enhanced security around the park was discussed.[Premium Times]