Monday, 30 July 2012

Bomb Blast Rocks Sokoto

the AIG's Office after sokoto blast on monday july 30th 2012

A police officer, two suspected Boko Haram members and a hairdresser were supposedly killed and several other policemen and civilians injured when suicide bombers struck two separate locations  earlier today (30th , July) 

The suicide bombers targeted the office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 10, Muhtari Ibrahim.
The corporal and a suicide bomber died in this attack while five offices and other parts of a one-storey building; the gate and building of the nearby Marina Police Station; and some residential houses were affected,
According to News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), the AIG said that the suicide bomber, who attacked his office, forced his way into the premises in a Honda Accord car after he was denied entry.
Eight policemen and a civilian were injured in the attack while the official vehicle belonging to the AIG was damaged.
In the second attack, the suicide bomber died after hitting a hairdresser’s shop in the Police Officers Wives Association complex adjacent the Marina Police Station.
The sucide bomber was unable to gain entry into the Ungwar Rogo Police Station.
The spokesman for the state police command, Sani Salisu, confirmed the death of the hairdresser.
Policeman killed at the sokoto bomb blast July 2012
An injured man at Specialist Hospital Sokoto who prefers not to be named said he saw a car race into the main gate of the compound, he was on a bicycle when the blast went off and the impact of the blast threw him off his bicycle and that he hurt his hand in the fall.

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