Scores of people are feared dead following a bomb blast in a Shi’ite procession in Dakasoye village in Garun Malam Local Government Area of Kano State, on Friday.

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The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Muhammad Katsina, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Friday, said the incident happened around 2 p.m.

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Although he declined to state the number of casualty, Katsina said the police was still trying to defuse another bomb planted ahead of the procession.

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“We are at the moment trying to defuse another bomb which was planted ahead of the procession along the road,” he said.