Saturday, 22 December 2012

Suicide bombers attack MTN, Airtel Kano offices

The Joint Task Force on Saturday said two suicide bombers died in coordinated attacks on MTN and Airtel offices.
An online news portal, Premium Times, reports that the two attacks occurred within five minutes indicating a coordinated effort.
JTF spokesman, Ikedichi Iweha, confirmed the death of the bombers to journalists in Kano on Saturday.
Iweha said the first bomber who went to Airtel office succeeded in detonating the bomb which led to the destruction of the office.
He said only the operator of the company’s generator was injured in the attack which took place at about 8:45am
With the exception of the two bombers, nobody else died in the two coordinated incidents,’’ he said.
He added that the bomber who went to the MTN office was intercepted by security operatives before he could gain entry into the premises at about 8:50 am, adding that he died in the blast instantly.
“The quick response of the troops around the place averted the destruction of the office but the fence was touched in the coordinated attack,” he said.
He said security had been beefed up around the two areas

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