Reports reaching us this morning indicate a fresh round of explosion in Kano city.
Residents say they woke up to sounds of explosion and sporadic gunshots around the Sharada Police station and Sabo Gwandu parts of the city from 4 a.m. to past 6 p.m.
“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.