Monday, 30 January 2012

Nigeria Police And Boko Haram In Fresh Gun Duel In Kano

A source at the Kano State Police Command has confirmed that some men of the command this evening engaged suspected members of the Boko Haram sect in a gun duel.
The Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Idris when contacted confirmed the incident but said his command will make public the number of casualties and other related issues associated with the attack.
The latest gun battle according to the police source occurred at Na'ibawa, Yan Katako and lasted for about 30 minutes as people took to their heels when the suspected sect members swooped on the police, who in return engaged them and reportedly overpowered the islamist militants.

Some residents of the area said some innocent civilians may have died considering the gun battle that ensued saying heavy weapons were used by both the police and the sect members.
Two weeks ago the militants killed some 200 hundred people in the city as theta staged a series of attacks against the police.


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