At least seven killed in blast at Nigerian state college

Security personnel run along the convoy of the new Emir of Kano Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as he leaves the government house for his his palace in KanoAn explosion tore through a state college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Monday, killing at least seven people, a security source said. The blast in the north’s biggest city hit the Kano State School of Hygiene, the source said. It was not immediately clear if Islamist militants were behind the blast. Bombings and attacks by armed insurgents now happen almost daily in Nigeria’s north, where militant group Boko Haram is trying to carve out an Islamist state.

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