Many killed In Kano As 3 Suicide Bombers Blows Up Lagos Bound Luxury Buses

Many killed In Kano As 3 Suicide Bombers Blows Up Lagos Bound Luxury Buses


The Paradigm has learnt that unspecified number of travelers

aboard a Lagos bound luxury bus,

including park workers and

traders were killed on Monday

during a suicide attack at the New

road Motor Park, located at the

Sabon Gari area of Kano.

A Nigerian newspaper The Nation, reported that the attack, which occurred at about 4.30 pm during the peak period was targeted at a Lagos-bound 59 seater luxury bus

which was blown up when it was

departing the park.

Though The Paradigm cannot verify the exact number of suicide bombers involved, eyewitness account hinted that three suicide bombers had positioned their Golf car, primed with explosives between Gobison Luxury bus and one other before detonating the explosives immediately the driver of the bus was about to take off .

Apart from the 59 seated passengers onboard the ill-fated bus, it was gathered that there were no fewer than 40 extra passengers when it was

blown up and none according to sources survived.

As at the time of filing this report, the tragic scene was cordoned off by men of the military joint task force to pave way for the evacuation of both dead and injured victims, who were taken

to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist mortuary in the case of the dead victims.

Some of the injured victims had

amputated arms and limbs, resulting from the severe impact of the explosions. About six explosions were heard in the busy park that accommodates mostly South-East and South West bound passengers.

At the last count, apart from the

wrecked Gobison bus, 10 other buses were torched.

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The Paradigm has learnt that unspecified number of travelers

aboard a Lagos bound luxury bus,

including park workers and

traders were killed on Monday

during a suicide attack at the New

road Motor Park, located at the

Sabon Gari area of Kano.

A Nigerian newspaper The Nation, reported that the attack, which occurred at about 4.30 pm during the peak period was targeted at a Lagos-bound 59 seater luxury bus

which was blown up when it was

departing the park.

Though The Paradigm cannot verify the exact number of suicide bombers involved, eyewitness account hinted that three suicide bombers had positioned their Golf car, primed with explosives between Gobison Luxury bus and one other before detonating the explosives immediately the driver of the bus was about to take off .

Apart from the 59 seated passengers onboard the ill-fated bus, it was gathered that there were no fewer than 40 extra passengers when it was

blown up and none according to sources survived.

As at the time of filing this report, the tragic scene was cordoned off by men of the military joint task force to pave way for the evacuation of both dead and injured victims, who were taken

to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist mortuary in the case of the dead victims.

Some of the injured victims had

amputated arms and limbs, resulting from the severe impact of the explosions. About six explosions were heard in the busy park that accommodates mostly South-East and South West bound passengers.

At the last count, apart from the

wrecked Gobison bus, 10 other buses were torched.

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