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Explosion hits Sokoto

30 July 2012, 13:39

Sokoto - Four persons, a police corporal, two suspected suicide bombers and a hair dressing saloon operator died on Monday in Sokoto as a result of two suspected suicide bomb attacks.

The alleged attackers were said to have simultaneously struck at the office of the AIG Zone 10  and a POWA shop adjacent the Marina police station in Sokoto State .

The AIG Zone 10, Sokoto Muhtari Ibrahim, who confirmed the story, said the corporal and the suspected suicide bomber died during the attack on his office .

He said that five offices and other parts of the one-storey building, the gate , the nearby Marina police station and some neighbouring houses were shattered .

According to him, the suicide bomber, who attacked his office, drove a Honda Accord car and forced his way into the premises after he was denied entry.

 Ibrahim said that only the dead suicide bomber was in the vehicle, adding that, investigations would continue on the development.

 The AIG added that eight policemen and a civilian were injured as a result of the attack.

He solicited the support of the members of the public to check the trend by providing the security agencies with useful information .

The official vehicle of the AIG zone 10 was damaged .

Confirming the Unguwar Rogo police station attack , DCP Kudu Nma  said the alleged attacker could not gain access into the police station .

According to Nma, only the alleged attacker died at the Unguwar Rogo police station after he struck a nearby Police Officers' Wives Association (POWA) shop.

 Meanwhile, the spokesman of the state police command , DSP Sani Salisu has confirmed the death of the fourth person, a woman who ran a hair dressing salon, as a result of the attack at the POWA shop near Unguwar rogo police station.


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