Many are feared dead in multiple blasts that rocked the Sabon Gari area of Kano on Monday. Military spokesman Capt Ikedichi Iweha put the death toll at 12 though some claimed the actual figures may be higher.
Four blasts were reported in the Sabon Gari area, which is full of outdoor bars and eateries and reputed for its bustling night life.
Kano State Police Commissioner Musa Daura reportedly told AFP: “We have had some explosions in Sabon Gari this evening. The explosions happened at open air beer parlours, where people were playing snooker,”
Accusing fingers are pointing at Boko Haram, the outlawed terrorist group, which claimed it is fighting to enthrone an Islamic State in Nigeria. The sect was also the prime suspect in another coordinated blasts at a bus park in Sabon Gari in March which killed at least 41 people.