Suicide Bombers Attack Airtel and MTN Offices in Kano

Suicide Bombers Attack Airtel and MTN Offices in Kano

Two suicide bombers attacked a branch of Airtel and MTN Communication offices in Kano state, early Saturday morning, killing a yet to identified number of people. A source close to joint security forces in the state, told Channels Television that one suicide bomber hit the premises of Airtel on Mallam Kato Square , killing one unidentified person.

The suicide bomber reportedly drove a rigged car into the Airtel office where the explosion occurred.
“Its impact (the explosion) has affected Singer market which has now been closed down by the joint security forces” he added. Sources also confirmed that another suicide bomber hit the MTN headquarters at Post Office Road about 30 minutes after the attack on Airtel’s office. The number of casualty at MTN’s office is yet to be confirmed but it was certain that staff and security officials on night shift are still in the office when the office was hit by the suicide bomber.
“There may be casualties, but at the moment I cannot disclose to you how many because we are still investigating the matter.”

The area is now completely surrounded by the Joint Task Force (JTF) and movement is  restricted in the environ.

However, sporadic gunshots are heard around the area.

More details soon.