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20 confirmed dead as twin explosions rock Kano

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Barely 24 hours after the bomb explosion rocked Yola and killed 34 people, another twin bomb explosion has occurred in Kano, which killed 20.

The explosion, which rocked Kano GSM market around farm center, was planted by a teenage suicide bomber whom after entering the market gate detonated the device.

Traders were seen carrying corpses and injured people to hospitals in cars owned by good Samaritans.

The Kano state police commissioner, Muhammadu Katsina, confirmed the incident.

An elderly suicide bomber is believed to ferried the second device right into the centre of the market.

Mangled human leg was sighted, which is believed to belong to the teenage suicide bomber, near the gate of the market, which was filled to capacity at the time of the incident.

Another witness told our reporter that he was among those who prevented the teenage bomber from entering the market, forcing her to detonate her device at the gate.

 

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