The police have confirmed the death of four people, including a suspected female suicide bomber, in an explosion at the NNPC Mega Station in Hotoro, Kano, on Monday, a statement said.
The statement was signed by Nigeria Police Public Relations Officer, ACP Frank Mba, in Abuja.
It said the suspected bomber slipped into a crowd of people buying kerosene at the station, located at Hotoro quarters, Maiduguri Road, Kano, about 10 a.m. and detonated the bomb.
“The suicide bomber and three others have been confirmed dead, eight persons are injured and rushed to the Hospital.
“It is instructive to note that the Mega Station did not go ablaze due to the security barricade put in place by the policemen on duty at the station.
“Security forces have cordoned off the scene and police bomb disposal experts are sweeping the area,” the statement said.
It said investigation into the incident had begun, while security operatives had intensified patrol of the city