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Six Dead In Kano Kwari Market Explosion

Channels Television  
Updated December 10, 2014

ExplosionAt least, six persons have been killed and seven others injured after two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at the Kano Kantin Kwari Market, one of the busiest locations in Nigeria’s north-western State of Kano.

The suicide bombers, pretending to be buyers of textile material, had approached traders in the market, before detonating the explosives.

According to residents near the location, the blast occurred at a place known as “fillin parking” along Ibrahim Taiwo Way, a major intersection leading to the popular Market.

Kantin Kwari textile market is rated the largest market in northern Nigeria, with several thousands of traders from all over Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries doing business there on a daily basis.

Although details of the incident are still being expected, military forces are said to have reached the scene and has condoned off the area.

The spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, Magaji Majiya, confirmed the incident but did not provide details.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Boko Haram sect that has carried out similar attacks in the past is the prime suspect.

The incident is coming less than two weeks after twin explosions occurred at the Kano Central Mosque near the palace of the Emir, killing over 100 people and injuring hundreds of others.

An explosion had occurred at the same market on December 12, 2012, injuring three people.

The Governor of the State is in Lagos state where he had travelled to for the presidential primary election of his party. He is seeking the presidential ticket of his party.