- Published on Sunday, 29 April 2012 10:40
- Written by Palmer Ogheneyole Nathaniel
The ancient city of Kano was this morning thrown into confusion as another bomb explodes in the old campus of the Bayero University, Kano. The bomb which was carefully planted at the theatre building where christian students usually worship went-off in the middle of the service killing scores with several others in critical condition.
Reliable source confirmed to Elombah.com that the area has been cordoned-off by security operatives as rescue mission intensifies.
However, the number of casualties are yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report while effort to reach the school authorities for comment yielded no fruit.
Available information however indicates security personnel were scrambled to the university soon after the explosions.
Residents of the area suggested the attacks were targeted at the Catholic Chaplaincy at the university.
An official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Abubakar Jibril confirmed that at least three explosions had struck the old campus of the university and neigbhouring areas.
He said sporadic gunfire was still ongoing. Jibril said rescue officials could not reach the site as an apparent terrorist attack was still underway as at the time of filing this report.
Well equipped armed police men have taken over all the enterance gates of the old campus of BUK. In fact the road leading to the campus was completely blocked from Red bricks if one is coming from Gwarzo and just before Kabuga gate when coming from city equally from Gadon Kaya the bus stop is Kofar Famfo, at directly opposite North gate of the campus, there stationed APC with officers guns at trigger ready, I managed to reached up to Kabuga garage but the personel said I have heard enough of sight seeing.
The entire area was deserted no human beings except stern looking armed uniform men. I pleaded to allow me in but they said I should pls forgive them as they were under instruction, however I can come back around 2pm if I insist on seeing what's going in. - Citizen reporter