An explosion has rocked a beer joint in the Sabon Gari area of Kano, Kano State. The explosion has killed at least 13, with several injured according to eyewitnesses. However, the Police said only four people (three men and a girl) died.
Residents heard a loud explosion around 9: 30pm Nigerian time.
Update Confirming the explosion, Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Aderenle Shinaba said a bomb placed in a car exploded too early as the bomber was likely targeting the restaurants and beer joints ahead of him on Gold Coast Street.
Minutes after the attack, security operatives arrived at the area and cordoned it off while rescue workers conveyed the injured and dead to the hospital.No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but it has the imprints of the north-eastern Nigeria based Boko Haram sect, which has carried similar attacks on beer joints in the past.
The most prominent of the sect’s attack on beer joints was the 2011 New Year’s Eve bombing of the Mammy Market at Mogadishu Barracks in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Sabon Gari, an area populated by Christians and non-indigenes, has been the target of previous Boko Haram attacks; multiple blasts in July 2013 killed 24 people. Three months earlier, 25 people were also killed in the area by a suicide bombing of the bus station. via saharareporters.com
At Least 13 Killed In Kano Beer Joint Bombing