July 28, 2014 – The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) today confirmed that four people were killed when a female suicide bomber suspected to be a member of the radical Islamic sect, Boko Haram detonated an explosive at an NNPC mega station in Kano State.
It also confirmed that eight people were injured in the attack.
In a press releases issued today, NPF Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mbah said the female bomber sneaked into the crowd of people buying kerosene at the station and detonated the explosive.
He said the NNPC mega station was not on fire as earlier reported.
“Today, 28-07-14 at about 10:00am, another suicide bomb went off at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC Mega Filling Station at Hotoro Quarter along Maiduguri Road, Kano. A suicide bomber suspected to be a female had slipped into the crowd of citizens buying kerosene at the Station before detonating the explosives.
“The suicide bomber and three others have been confirmed dead, eight persons are injured and rushed to the Hospital. It is instructive to note that the Mega Station did not go ablaze due to the security barricade put in place by the Policemen on duty at the station. Such a situation would have clearly complicated the Emergency response.
“Security Forces have cordoned off the scene, and Police Bomb Disposal Experts are “sweeping” the area. Citizens are advised to stay off the scene, be vigilant and report any suspicious person(s) or activities to security forces. Full scale investigation has commenced, intensive patrol of the city is ongoing”, he said.
ACP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,