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Suicide Bombers Kill Over 30 Persons In Kano, Potiskum
At least 30 persons have been killed in separate suicide bomb attacks incidents in Potiskum, Yobe State and the Kano State capital city, Kano.
Reports indicate that the suicide bomb attack in Kano, which occurred at around 3.00 pm at the very busy Kano Line Motor park, claiming the lives of 12 persons, injuring several others, was carried out by two persons.
Confirming the incident, the Kano State Commissioner for Police, Ibrahim Idris, stated that 12 persons, including the two suicide bombers, died in the attack.
An aid worker who requested anonymity, however, expressed fears that the casualty figures may be huge, stating that the motor park is one of the busiest in Kano.
The Kano bomb attack occurred a few hours after another suicide bomb attack in a motor park in Potiskum, Yobe State in which 20 persons were killed and over 50 others were critically injured.
Reports on the Potiskum bomb attack indicate that the perpetrator entered the motor park, disguised as a traveller heading to Kano.
According the report, the bomber boarded a car and took a seat before he detonated his explosive-laden vest.
It would be recalled that a female suicide bomber had struck Sunday at the GSM market in Potiskum, killing five persons and injuring several others.