Military authority on Wednesday said soldiers have killed nine suspected members of a radical Islamic sect, Boko Haram who attacked a town in Kano.
This was disclosed by Brig. General Iliyasu Abba while addressing journalists in Kano. He said that the attack by the Boko Haram happened in Tundun Wada in Kano state.
Brig. Gen Abba said that the militants were gunned down when they engaged the soldiers in a gun battle while trying to escape from the village.
He said the sect members set fire to a bank and attack a police station before fleeing.
According to the military spokesman, the attackers stole police uniforms, Kalashnikov rifles, bulletproof vests and ammunition before leaving for a road back to Kano.
There, military forces who received a distress call from the town attacked them, killing nine suspected sect members, he said.
Soldiers arrested two suspected sect members, who the military paraded before journalists Wednesday.
Security officials have also confirmed that two persons were killed and others when unidentified gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a local gathering spot in Kano.
The Human Right Watch had reported that Boko Haram was responsible for killing more than 200 people this year alone attacking via suicide bombers and assault-rifle shootouts.
The sect has rejected efforts to begin indirect peace talks with the Federal government calling the government “infidel”.