5th May, 2012
Bomb threats have continued to disrupt social activities in Kano, northwest Nigeria as police in the state Saturday discovered a bomb planted at Kings Garden, a popular viewing centre located at Brigade Quarters, near Sabon Gari axis of the state metropolis.
Indeed, this development was bad business to owners of viewing centres which sports fans and fun-loving residents patronize.
Today, thousands of sports lovers in Kano were unable to watch the English Football Association finals between Chelsea and the Liverpool.
Most of the Fans of the two English sides chose to watch their teams at private residence, following the announcement of the bomb scare by security agencies.
As part of security measures, security operatives have directed owners of viewing centres to close shop until adequate security arrangements are put in place to ensure smooth operation.
The security agencies in Kano under the umbrella of the Joint Task Force have remained on red alert as gunshorts of “warming the air” were continuously heard within Kano metropolis, particularly, the Sabon Gari axis predominantly resided by non-Muslims and non-natives.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Idris confirmed the situation in a telephone chat, adding that security agencies in the state are all out to contend with the ugly trend.To this end, the police have been placed on red alert as security has intensified, while plain clothes security personnel are now combing the nook and crannies of the State. “I have instructed my DPO’s to tell the viewing centre owners to close shop for between three and four weeks, so that, we can intensify security within those areas,”, he stated, while adding that “ this people have no target and we have be cautious of whatever we are doing, because, their mission is to kill en masse, which we have do everything possible not fall into their traps, so I advise all viewing centres owner in the state to comply with this instruction so as to avoid any calamity,” Idris said.