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Suicide bombing: MTN Shuts Kano, Kaduna Offices

Suicide bombing: MTN Shuts Kano, Kaduna Offices

Telecom network, MTN Nigeria has announced it is shutting its offices in Kano and Kaduna, hours after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked its installations and that of another provider, Airtel.

MTN, in a statement on its Twitter handle, said: “Please be informed that our Kano and Kaduna service centres will be closed on Monday 24, Thursday 27, and Friday 28 December 2012.”

The company added: “We are compelled to do so as a result of recent insurgent attacks on our facilities in the Kano area.”

A suicide bomber had, early Saturday, rammed a car rigged with explosives into an Airtel base station in Kano metropolis, destroying the facility and killing himself.

Moments later, another suicide bomber in a vehicle attempted to attack an MTN mast in another location in the Kano area, but was intercepted by security forces, forcing him to detonate a few distance to its target.

The JTF confirmed the two coordinated attacks, saying only the two suicide bombers died, but a mast attendant was injured in the Airtel attack. 

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