17 Suspected Boko Haram, 1 Policeman Killed In Kano Clashes, Says Police

A partially burnt police station in Kano, Nigeria, in January. By Aminu Abubakar (AFP/File) Gun battles after suspected Boko Haram members attacked police posts and a prison in Kano city left 17 “extremists” and one police officer dead, police said Wednesday.

“A total of 17 extremists were killed by our men. We lost a police corporal,” said Kano State Police Commissioner Ibrahim Idris regarding the clashes that took place late Tuesday.

Mr. Idris in a statement read to journalists in his office said several locations including the Dala divisional headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, the Jakara police barracks, Garan Dutse prison yard, 52 Squadron of the mobile police force, and a junior secondary school at Sabuwar Doka at Ungogo Local Government of the State were attacked by gunmen who hauled explosives and opened fire on the formations.

“All these attacks were repelled,” said Idris. “Our officers responded and drove the assailants away.”

The police commissioner added that three suspects were arrested and were being interrogated, while officers recovered 14 improvised explosive devices as well as rifles, ammunition and vehicles.

No group has claimed the overnight attacks, but the violence was likely to be blamed on Boko Haram.

  1. Aliyu abdulmumini Reply

    May almighty alh end all des terrorism in our country 9ja.Ameen

  2. Diztinguish Reply

    dis bombing by BH can only lead 2 further underdevelopment of the North and increase in illiteracy and starvation. Com out and embrace dialogue its d only solution to ur problem. ‘Aboda hakuri bata bakaba tsiya ba sata taba baka’.

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