Gunmen attack Police station in Kano-Channelstv









The gunmen were reported to have had a free rein, shooting and detonating explosives. Unidentified gunmen have attacked the Mandawari station in Gwale local government area of Kano in the early hours of Monday morning.

A number of officers are feared injured in the attack on the station, which is located around the palace of the Emir of Kano.

According to , the gun fire started at the break of dawn as the gunmen attacked the station.

The Joint Military Task force (JTF) in the state has cordoned off the area and searching for .

However, the attacks are said to spreading to other parts of the ancient town, as the gunfights are ongoing between the militants and security operatives.

The witnessed similar attack last Friday when Rijiyar’zaki station was attacked by gunmen, leaving one dead.

Members of the fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram have staged similar attacks in the stated recent weeks, with the deadliest in January when almost 200lives were lost.


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