A Bomb explosion has on Sunday morning hit Bayero University, Kano.
The blast occurred at the old campus of the university at a theatre building where Christian students gathered for Sunday worship.
Reports suggest the assailants may have targeted the Christian students who were holding a religious service in the theatres building.
Witnesses explained that those who survived the bomb blast ran into gunfire coming from unknown gunmen who had taken positions around the church building.
Eye witnesses report that multiple explosions and gunfire echoed around the old campus and that the building went up in flames.
The scene of the incident has been cordoned by the security operatives.
Mohammed Suleiman, a history lecturer at the university, said security guards had to run for their lives when the violence broke out.
“For over 30 minutes a series of bomb explosions and gun shots took over the old campus, around the academic blocks,” he told Reuters news agency.
Reports say about 20 people have been killed in the deadly attack.
The exact number of casualties is still unknown, as rescue workers are making frantic efforts to save lives.
“We have recovered 14 dead bodies so far and transfer same to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital.” A rescue team member said, adding that many others including women and children were injured.
The police referred calls for comment to Nigeria’s military
“There were casualties, but I don’t have exact figures,” Ikedichi said.
“Some are so injured and have been rushed to local hospitals.” He added
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but the dreaded Islamist sect Boko Haram is active in Kano as the groups deadliest attack to date, which claimed about 180 lives, was carried out in Kano.