Dozens have been killed and several others injured after an explosion went off near a Mosque in Kano on Monday evening.
According to witnesses, the casualty figure could not be ascertained immediately, although a police spokesperson said the teenage female suicide bomber has been confirmed dead.
The spokesperson for the Kano Police Command, Magaji Majiya, said the teenage bomber detonated the explosive at 9:30 p.m Monday after she was prevented from accessing the Umar Bin Khatab Mosque along Zaria Road.
The incident happened just as Muslim faithful were dispersing after observing the late night (Tarawih) prayer.
“She was trying to cross over to the mosque, but she was stopped,” Mr. Majiya said.
“She immediately detonated the bomb and died immediately,” the police boss said.