Police officer killed in fresh Kano attack

Channels Television  
Updated March 12, 2012

One Police officer was killed by the gunmen that attacked Mandawari Police station in Kano, early Monday morning.

The gunmen had launched an attack on the police station by shooting sporadically at the statioon, shortly after the break of dawn.

This is third time such attack is launched on the the Mandawari Police this year.

The Police Public relation officer in Kano state, Magaji Musa Majiya confirmed that six gunmen on motorcycles shot at a police station.

The police authorities also confirmed that they shot dead six suspected Boko Haram members training at a camp in the  town of Mubi.

Unidentified gunmen attacked the Mandawari Police station in Gwale local government area of Kano in the early hours of Monday morning.

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

According to residents, 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 suspect.

The city witnessed similar attack last Friday when Rijiyar’zaki police 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.

Police stations and prisons have been major attacks for the fundamentalist sect across different states in northern Nigeria.