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Bayero University Bombing: 3 Time Bombs Found At School

05/08/12 07:08 AM ET AP

Bayero University
A view of the gate of Bayero University in northern Nigerian city of Kano where Christian worshippers were killed and others seriously injured in shootings and bomb attacks on two church services on April 29, 2012. (AMINU ABUBAKAR/AFP/GettyImages)

KANO, Nigeria -- A Nigerian police official says that three time bombs were found in different sections of a university in the city of Kano.

Police spokesman Magaji Musa Majiya said Tuesday that the university personnel alerted the police after finding the bombs in the science and law buildings and at the sports complex of Bayero University. Majiya said police were on their way to the sites to diffuse the bombs.

Kano is Nigeria's largest city in its predominantly Muslim north. It saw at least 185 people killed in an attack by the Islamist sect Boko Haram in January.


Filed by Clare Richardson  |