Gist: Explosion at medical school in Kano, Nigeria - 8 DEAD, 20 Injured  (Read 1506 times)

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An explosion at a medical school in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano killed at least eight people and wounded 12, according to police who blamed Islamic extremists.

Kano state police Commissioner Aderenle Shinaba said one suspect was detained and his vehicle seized for investigation.

At the School of Hygiene in a northern residential suburb of Nigeria second largest city, an ambulance rushed out of the cordoned off gate.

“People were shouting ‘Get out! It’s a bomb!” said student Aishatu Musa. She said she ran along with everyone else.

Shinaba told The Associated Press “There was an explosion in the school this afternoon by 15:05 hours and it happened right inside the school premises.” It was the third bomb blast in four months in Nigeria’s second largest city.

He said 20 people were taken to the hospital, but eight died.http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/8-dead-explosion-medical-school-kano-nigeria-article-1.1840404


 

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