- The bomb was found in a Peugeot 406 car.
The Kano State Police Command said a major attack was averted in the state late Saturday when its personnel detonated a bomb found in an abandoned vehicle.
The state’s commissioner of police, Adenrele Shinaba, who addressed the media Sunday, said the police received a distress from the members of the public that a Peugeot 406, white in colour with registration No. AA 513 ZAK, was discovered abandoned at the gate of Isiayaku Rabiu Mosque located at Goron Dutse Qtrs Kano.
“On receipt of the information, our men led by the EOD Personnel were mobilized to the scene and discovered the said vehicle was loaded with IEDs primed to be detonated during today’s Eid Fitr’s prayers.
“We immediately disconnected and dislodged the EIDs safely without causing any injury or damage,” he said.
He also said the state command is on alert and goes round sensitizing the general public on security tips, public awareness.
He asked people in the state to support the fight against terrorism.
“I urge all citizens of this country to join hands and support the command and all the security agencies in fighting terrorism and all forms of criminal activities In the State and the nation in general”.
“On our part we would continue to give our very best in providing adequate security of lives and properties as well as maintaining law and order in the State,” Mr. Shinaba said.
A bomb exploded in Kano last Thursday killing at least one person and injuring eight. The blast occurred at a busy bus park targeting travellers.