An explosion has gone off at one of the busiest locations in Kano.
Picture from a previous explosion
According to news reported by Premium Times, the blast occurred at a place known as “fillin parking” along Ibrahim Taiwo Way, a major intersection leading to the popular Kano Kantin Kwari Market.
KantinKwari 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 daily basis.
The spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, Magaji Majiya, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria, but did not provide details.
The incident is coming less than two weeks after multiple explosions rocked the Kano Central Mosque, killing more than 100 people and injuring hundreds of others.
An explosion had rocked the same market on December 12, 2012, injuring three people.
The state governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and other top political office holders are in Lagos for the national convention of the All Progressives Congress.
Governor Kwankwaso is seeking the presidential ticket of the party at the convention.