Residents look at a burnt motorcycles outside the central mosque in northern Nigeria’s largest city of Kano on Novemer 29, 2014, a day after twin suicide blasts hit the mosque during weekly Friday prayers.
At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque, a week after the emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, of one of Nigeria’s top Islamic leaders called on northerners to defend themselves against Boko Haram Islamists that have been carrying out deadly attacks and seizure of territory in the northeast.
An explosion was heard at about 10:00 pm when most residents were indoors, but no casualties were recorded except the bombers. The northeast coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Bashir Garga, confirmed the incident on Friday.
According to him, there could be a high infiltration of suicide bombers in the city hence, he advised residents to be extra vigilant. Mairanti is located around Molai axis of the state capital, which has been a constant target for attacks in recent times. In April, nine persons were killed and two police officers injured when suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.