A loud explosion has been reported from inside the School of Hygiene along BUK Road, Kano leaving several unconfirmed casualties.
According to police reports at least eight people were killed and 20 wounded by the explosion which went off during school hours.
The attack is suspected to have been initiated by Boko Haram.
The blast tore through an area just inside the school’s main gate, a popular spot where students often gather at food kiosks between classes.
“Police took one suspect in for questioning,” state police commissioner Adenrele Shinaba told reporters. “The blast was so severe that several cars parked nearby were badly damaged,” he added.
Witnesses said the blast caused people working in central Kano to flee the city centre.
According to Amnesty International, more than 1,500 people were killed in northeast Nigeria in the first three months of the year 2014.