Kano explosion results in death of four persons

Kano explosion results in death of four persons

The police command in Kano State, has confirmed the killing of four persons after a gas explosion on Tuesday morning in Kano.

Mr Samaila Dikko, the state Commissioner of Police, said this in a radio and television broadcast on Tuesday in Kano.

Dikko said that the gas exploded at a welding point near a primary school on Aba Road in Sabon Gari, Kano.

He said that rescue workers were making efforts to discover people trapped at the building where the explosion occurred.

Dikko also urged residents of Kano state to remain calm as the situation was under control.

The explosion which occurred near the Winners Kids Academy resulted in damage in some buildings in the area.

Meanwhile, Imo Police Command has confirmed the killing of six suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that attempted to attack a traditional ruler’s palace.

The command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mike Abattam, confirmed the incident with IPOB in a statement issued in Owerri; and also made available to newsmen on Monday, May 16.

Abattam said the IPOB terrorists were intercepted and killed. This was while on their way to attack the palace of the Chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers in the state.

The PPRO further stated that the operatives recovered a Toyota Hilux van and one pump action from the bandits.

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“On May 16, at about 0800 hours at Orlu, hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed IPOB; and its affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN), were sighted in their numbers in three Hilux vehicles, shooting sporadically.

“They fiercely advanced towards the Palace of Imo Chairman Council of Traditional Rulers, Dr E. Okeke to unleash terror therein.

“Upon receiving the information, the command’s tactical team, joined by the military, immediately mobilised and rushed to the palace.

“The hoodlums on sighting the combined team engaged it in a gun duel, throwing petrol bombs.

“The gallant team responded and positioned themselves professionally.

“In the exchange of gunfire that ensued, the hoodlums were overwhelmed due to the superior fire-power of the combined team.”

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