4 killed in new blast in Nigeria's Kano -UPDATED

A female bomber blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano

4 killed in new blast in Nigeria's Kano -UPDATED

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least four people were killed and eight others injured when a female bomber blew herself up Monday at a state-owned fuel station in the northwestern Nigerian city of Kano.

The blast took place at a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation mega filing station at Hotoro quarters in Kano, which had recorded at least three blasts in the last three days.

"The suicide bomber and three others have been confirmed dead," police spokesman Frank Mba said in a statement.

He said that eight people were also injured in the attack.

The spokesman said the station did not go up in flames despite the explosion "due to the security barricade put in place by the policemen on duty at the station".

"Such a situation would have clearly complicated the emergency response," he added.

Although no group has claimed responsibility for either attack, Boko Haram militants are usually the first suspects.

Militant Boko Haram group is believed to have deployed female fighters to beat increasingly tight security in the region.

Earlier this month, the Nigerian army arrested some women it claimed were the engine room of the women wing of the sect.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Temmuz 2014, 16:14

Muhammed Öylek