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Protest: 7 feared dead, 30 injured in Kano

By AbdulSalam Muhammad, Kano

KANO- No fewer than five people were killed and more than 30  injured in Kano  State on Monday when the security agencies allegedly opened fire on unarmed protesters protesting the removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government.

Victims of the gunshots were said to be receiving treatment at various hospitals in the state.

At the Murtala Specialist Hospital, the Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, Kano chapter, Dr Daiyabu Alhaji told reporters that over 15 persons were placed on admission and were being treated of gunshot wounds.

At Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital , no fewer than 14 people were also placed on admission for medical attention for injuries sustained during the attack.

Addressing newsmen, the Executive Secretary, Red Cross Society of Nigeria in Kano, Musa Danladi Abdullahi stated that 14 people were brought to the Hospital midday, adding that seven of them were victims of gunshot.


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