Over 30 gunmen attack police station in Kano

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*We repelled the attack, says police

By AbdulSalam Muhammad, Kano.

KANO – Police officers, Friday night, successfully repelled an attack by suspected terrorists on Minjibir Divisional station, 32km east of Kano city.

Security sources told Vanguard that the assailants, numbering over 30, stormed the station at about 8.30pm  on motorcycles and tricycles and launched an offensive on the station.

The sources stated that the officers  on duty  responded gallantly in the ensuing firefight that lasted 45 minutes, as the  windscreen of parked police vehicles and windows adorning the building were shattered.

Vanguard gathered that although,  there were no casualties,  two fleeing suspects were arrested.

Confirming the incident,the  Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris said,  “the gallant officers on duty successfully repelled the attack”… “two fleeing suspects were arrested by my men and we have commenced an inquiry into the motives of the attack.”

The CP however, stressed that no part of the police division was damaged.  “There is no fatality nor injury on our side aside the windscreen of our vehicle and windows that were shattered during the gun duel”.

The police enjoined residents to report any suspicious element within their vicinity, adding that “we are also trailing all those that escaped with bullet wounds.”

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