Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Three bombs diffused at Bayero University, Kano

The police in Kano yesterday detonated three explosive devices planted at various places on the Old Campus of Bayero University, Kano (BUK). Daily Trust gathered that the devices were discovered at the institution's Faculty of Law and at two other areas early morning.

Three explosives were discovered separately at the school's Faculty of Law building, sports complex and another area on the Old Campus, following which police bomb disposal unit moved in and detonated the devices.

Another bomb, which was said to be capable of causing massive damage to structures in the university, was also discovered at BUK's Sociology department building on the New Campus, just a day after an attack by gunmen at Sunday service left 19 people, including professors and students dead.

Confirming the bomb discovery, Kano Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Musa Magaji Majiya, said a police anti-bomb squad was deployed to the scene, adding that people were evacuated from the vicinity before the explosives were detonated.

Meanwhile, management of the university has urged members of the university community to be more vigilant in view of the recurrent bomb discoveries at the institution.

A statement by its public relations officer, Mustapha Zaharaddeen, said the school appealed to members of the university community to be more vigilant, patient and understanding "at these trying periods."

Daily Trust

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