A blast hit Kano on Sunday (18 May, 2014), in a street with many bars and night spots in a predominantly Christian area of Sabon Gari.
Four people are feared dead in the explosion which eyewitnesses said was caused by a suspected car bomb accord to AFP.
The blast comes as the Nigerian authorities continue the search for more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
A witness, Abdul Dafar, who lives a block away from the blast, told Reuters he saw at least four dead bodies after the explosion.
“I heard a loud blast. And there was a lot of smoke. Soldiers came in to cordon off the place and ambulances were rushing people to hospital,” he said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but blame is likely to fall on Boko Haram, whose struggle against the Nigerian state has killed at least 12,000 in the last five years.
Boko Haram has frequently attacked Sabon Gari, whose liquor stores are also a cause of friction with Kano’s Islamic police.
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