A suicide bomber allegedly detonated a bomb in the middle of a crowd in a Shia Muslim procession in the village of Dakasoye, Garun Mallam local government area of Kano on Friday, November 27. The group, led by Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, disclosed on its website that the blast happened at 2:00 pm (1300 GMT) and that “scores” had been killed.
According to The Guardian report, one of the organizers said “It’s a huge crowd so it’s too early to give a precise figure of casualties,” but that one of the suspect of the bombing has been arrested
The anonymous organizer also said the bomber ran into the crowd before he could be spotted and detonated the explosives he was wearing.
“He was dressed in black like everyone else. His accomplice was initially arrested and he confessed that they were sent by Boko Haram.”
“They were part of the young men abducted by Boko Haram in Mubi, Borno state last year and taken to Sambisa Forest where they were given some military training.
“They were sent to Kano 11 days ago and kept in a house specifically for this attack.”
The bomber detonated his explosives after realizing his accomplice had been arrested, the organizer added.
Daily Trust reported that more than 20 persons including women and children are feared dead in the terror attack. More than 50 others were reportedly injured too. Spokesman of the group, Ibrahim Usman said the incident happened around 2:30pm.
Ali Kakaki, a journalist who was at the scene of the blast said the ugly incident occurred shortly after a middle-aged man was caught with an Improvised Explosive Device.
This is happening few days after a female suicide bomber detonated her Improvised Explosive Device (IED) along Maiduguri-Mafa road in Borno state, killing eleven people in the process. Some weeks prior to that, another attack was carried out by two teenage suicide bombers who were said to have blown up a popular mobile phone market in Kano state. According to reports, the two suicide bombers blew up themselves one after the other, killing about 20 people.