Saturday, 25 May 2013
Boko Haram Invades Mandawari Police Station In Kano
Militants of the Boko Haram sect today invaded Mandawari police station in Gwale local government area within Kano metropolis.
Residents said the attacks is spreading to other parts of the area and gunfights are still going on between the militants and the police.
The police authorities in the state said they will provide details to the media as soon as they can put down the latest attack on their formation.
PREMUIM TIMES NEWS UPDATE:
Police say no casualty in dawn attack on Kano police station
image Alert police officers chased the insurgents away
The police claims it successfully repelled the vicious attack
Spokesperson for the Kano State Police Command, Musa Magaji Majiya, has just told us that no one was killed in this morning's attack on the Mandawari Police station.
At about 7.45 this morning, gunmen believed to be members of the extremist Boko Haram sect, had opened fire on the station and other areas of Gwale local government area of Kano State.
Residents said the gunfire started at the break of dawn and was on as at 9 a.m when Premium Times broke the story.
But Mr. Majiya said a while ago that no one was killed in the attack.
He explained that the attackers arrived on motorcycles, while others alighted from a Toyota bus and immediately started shooting sporadically at the station, but that officers on duty returned fire and were able to repel the attack.
"Officers on duty were alert and they successfully repelled that attacks, and the hoodlums ran into the neighbourhood," Mr. Majiya further said.
He said police officers were on the trail of the attackers in the nearby neighbourhood they fled to but that so far no one had been arrested.