“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.