Death toll in Kano attack rises to 18

In addition to the 11 attackers killed by the police in the early hours of Wednesday, in Kano,  the JTF spokesperson,  Ikedichi Iweha, said that seven more have been killed by the JTF.

The Kano State Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday had revealed that a police corporal and 10 gunmen were killed after a series of coordinated attacks on police formations in the state on 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, Goron 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.

The police boss also said that quite a number of the attackers escaped with gunshot wounds. He appealed to members of the public to provide information to security agencies if they found anyone with gunshot wounds trying to get treatment in any pharmaceutical store.

Mr. Idris said that five assault rifles, 14 IEDs, and 220 live ammunitions were recovered after the attack, adding also that about five vehicles and three motorcycles were recovered, while the sum of N100, 000 cash and some drugs and syringes were found in one of the vehicles.

It was not only in Kano State that gunmen struck, as the Yobe State police commissioner, Patrick Egbuniwe, confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that some gunmen on Tuesday evening launched an attack on the Sabon Pegi area of Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, with improvised explosive devices, and sporadic gunshots.

Mr. Egbuniwe however said security agencies quickly confronted the gunmen and repelled the attack without any serious casualty.

The commissioner said further information will be provided on the attacks later on Wednesday.



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