In what has come to signal the rising threat that is the fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram,the terrorist organisation have become bold enough to strike outside of NorthEastern Nigeria which is considered their foothold.
Barely two months after a bomb blast in Kano state, disaster has struck again. At the Kano central Mosque, a bomb went off as worshipers prepared for the weekly Friday Jumaat service at about 2 p.m.
Reports from eye witnesses say that the bomb blast was followed by gun shots as well as pandemonium as people around the area scrambled for their dear lives.
Although the terrorist organisation Boko Haram has not claimed responsibility yet for the attack, it is widely considered a foregone conclusion that the latest attack is their handwork.
Although, no reports of exact casualty figures have been released as at the time of writing this report, it is thought that the casualties would be on a grand scale as a result of the busy nature of the area.
The Kano central mosque is situated near the Emir’s palace and the Jumaat service is one which is attended with uncommon fervor in a state which is dominated by Muslims.
Only last week, the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in London said that the insurgency was under control as Boko Haram hadn’t struck in over a week.
Perhaps, Boko Haram now beg to differ.