Reports from sources in Kano said bomb explosions were heard in the city this morning. The explosions were said to have gone off around 6am.
It was gathered that this happened around Sharada Police Station. Sharada is on the outskirts of Kano township.
Residents said: “We heard the explosion throughout the night, and it lasted till after the early morning prayer,” a resident of the city told us. “We were unable to sleep and we can’t venture out yet.”
The Kano State Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Idris, confirmed the incident.
He said it was the Joint Task Force, an inter-agency security outfit overseeing security in the state, that took the battle to the den of the terrorist following security reports they were hiding in the area and plotting an attack on the Sharada Police Station.
Mr. Idris said one of the terrorists was killed while three women and a child, believed to be family members of the insurgents, were captured alive.
He added that over 4000 rounds of Iive ammunition meant for AK 47 rifles, six drums of explosion, and several knives were recovered from the terrorists during the operation.
Kano has been a constant target of dreaded sect, Boko Haram, since the beginning of the year.