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Updated: Kano Explosions, Police Casualties



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The Kano Blast - Sourced from CKN

New Information made available to 247ureports.com reveals that the men of the joint task force [JTF] stationed in Kano have suffered casualties. This is according to credible source within the men of the JTF who reported that casualties have been sustained from both sides – the suspected men of the dreaded Islamic terrorist group, the boko haram and with the members of the JTF. Some civilian members of the neighborhood are said to have been gun down in the gun fight.

As gathered, fifteen toyota hilux vans operated by the men of the JTF were said to have arrived the scene about 40minutes ago [8:30pm] – and proceeded to seal the entrances and exits out and into the Kano city [Gworo Dutse]. This is as the suspected gun men continued to attack their target – believed to be the nearby police station. The security source continued to add that the gun men posed a resilience that made the approach initially difficult – resulting in the quick casuality on the part of the JTF. The number of casualities are unknown but the security source spoke in certainty that casualities have been sustained.

The source adds also that the area where the incident is taking place is heavily populated by Muslims. The source believes that the target was the police station located near the Ishiaku Mosque – but “the heavy ammunition is suspect” because of the proximity of a prison nearby and the wealthy business man [Ishiaku Rabiu] the also resides nearby.

The residents of Gworon Dutse in Dala Local Government – where the explosions and gun fire is taking place are said to be frightened and trapped with no where to run – as the gun battle – appears to gave caged the city. The security forces are said to be in confusion as to the real intentions of the attackers and the real identities of the attackers.

As of 9:30pm, the fight is said to still be ongoing. Another bomb was reported to go off at 9:50pm in the said area.

Meanwhile, the men of the JTF have begun refortification of Sabon Gari – which is a Christian dominated area of Kano. Sabon Gari is located inside Feggae Local Government Area [LGA] which shares the same boundary with Dala LGA – where the attack is taking place. Residence of Sabon Gari are said to be going about their business – but the sounds of bomb explosion could be heard from Sabon Gari.

The security source pledged that the JTF will round up the culprits.

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