Jos Crisis

Information available to obtained through sources within the Joint Task Force [JTF] stationed in Kano State indicate that the men of the Islamic terrorist group, the Boko Haram may have reinforced their arsenal into Kano State recently – judging by the sudden ramp up of violent activities by the group in recent days.

As gathered, the men of Boko Haram engaged the field operatives of the JTF yesterday night Saturday October 13, 2012 at about 9pm. The gun battle was reported to begin at about 9pm and lasted for approximately 45minutes. It occurred inside the Kano City walls at Goron Dutse near the State prison located near a popular Mosque named after its builder, Malam Ishiaku Rabiu.

The gun battle was reported to halt following the withdrawal of the men of Boko Haram. They withdrew and hid inside the communities of Goron Dutse.

According to our source, the Goron Dutse vicinity is populated by a majority of fanatic Muslims who have provided a fertile ground for Boko Haram recruitment and a comfortable hiding place. “Most of the police in Kano know where they are hiding”, said the source who clarified that Goron Dutse had been a flash point for Boko Haram activity – and that the men of the JTF have made efforts at flushing the Islamic terrorists out of the community.

In a related development, the men of Boko Haram on the afternoon of Tuesday October 9, 2012 attacked a Federal Road Safety Commission [FRSC] vehicle containing four [4] FRSC members – on patrol. The attack occurred at Panshekara – near Bayero University [Old Campus] Kano.

The attackers rode on two motorbikes when they rained bullets into the moving FRSC pick up van. Two of the FRSC members died instantly while one sustained bullet injury. The fourth member escaped unhurt.  The gunmen also escaped.