NEMA has confirmed attacks on Telcom masts belonging to Airtel and MTN at Old Parade Ground and Malali Road respectively in Kano Municipality today. Security have cordoned off the area. There are no reported human

casualties at this point.

Update on Suicide Attacks
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) after mobilising response agencies to the scene of the early morning explosions, it has therefore confirmed the coordinated attacks by suicide bombers at facilities of two telecom operators in separate locations in Kano Municipality.
The attacks which took place this morning were targeted at Airtel office around Mallam Kato Square old Parade Ground of Unknown Soldiers and MTN facility opposite Floor Mill, Malali Road Kano.
While security have further been strengthened in the state, the areas of the attacks have been cordoned off.
Yushau A. Shuaib

Head, Public Relations

NEMA Hq, Abuja



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Early christmas "bangers" go off in kano!
Agensheku posted on 12-22-2012, 16:48:03 PM
Suicide Bomber Hits Airtel Offices In Kano
Posted: December 22, 2012 - 09:55

By SaharaReporters, New York

A suicide bomber drove a rigged car into the Airtel offices in Mallam Kato Square in Kano before exploding early morning today in Kano.

A second explosion believed to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) also exploded at an MTN phone switch center in Mai Mailari area of Kano metropolis a few kilometers apart. SaharaReporters could not confirm any casualty as at the time of publishing this report.


NOTE: If you must go for Christmas eve service in these areas, watch and pray. Only the living celebrates.
Re: Early christmas "bangers" go off in kano!
Agensheku posted on 12-23-2012, 04:53:59 AM
Suicide bombing: MTN Shuts Kano, Kaduna Offices

22 December, 2012


Telecom network, MTN Nigeria has announced it is shutting its offices in Kano and Kaduna, hours after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked its installations and that of another provider, Airtel.

MTN, in a statement on its Twitter handle, said: \"Please be informed that our Kano and Kaduna service centres will be closed on Monday 24, Thursday 27, and Friday 28 December 2012.\"

The company added: \"We are compelled to do so as a result of recent insurgent attacks on our facilities in the Kano area.\"

A suicide bomber had, early Saturday, rammed a car rigged with explosives into an Airtel base station in Kano metropolis, destroying the facility and killing himself.

Moments later, another suicide bomber in a vehicle attempted to attack an MTN mast in another location in the Kano area, but was intercepted by security forces, forcing him to detonate a few distance to its target.

The JTF confirmed the two coordinated attacks, saying only the two suicide bombers died, but a mast attendant was injured in the Airtel attack.

Re: Telecom Masts Attacked In Kano
Chanchaga posted on 12-23-2012, 21:45:32 PM
Where are these savages from? I was in Kano 2 days before the attack. The place is such a vibrant city with so much activities. What will they gain with all these destruction? What are their demands?
Re: Telecom Masts Attacked In Kano
Eja posted on 12-23-2012, 21:56:09 PM
Does one really need a suicide-bomber to attack a mobile telephone mast?

Why must dis negroes always overdo whatever dey do? Especially - and most especially - when what dey do is nonsense?
Re: Telecom Masts Attacked In Kano posted on 12-26-2012, 10:05:34 AM
Well it seems we are all guilty of overdoing what the respective colo masters have shown us. European and Arabic

They brought corruption and we took it to a whole new level.
They brought guns and war crimes, and we took it to a whole new dimension, including inventing one not yet on the UN books.
Now we are taking suicide bombing to mobile phone masts.
what next?
Suicide bomb the river niger?
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