8 Killed in Nigeria Blast

Abuja, June 24 (QNA) – A bomb blast Monday killed eight people and injured at least 12 others at a medical school in Kano, Nigeria, the city’s police commissioner said.

The explosive devices went off in a parking lot at the School of Hygiene, said Adelere Shinaba, police commissioner of Kano, Nigeria’s second-largest city.

A suspect is in custody after being arrested on the scene, police said, and the suspect’s car was discovered outside the school.

They don’t have a motive for the blast and are still investigating, but Boko Haram militants have targeted the northern Nigerian city in the past, the (CNN) quoted the police as saying.

Police swept the area around the school Monday with detection devices to make sure there were no additional bombs.

Eyewitnesses reported heavy military and police presence around the school. (QNA)

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