Car bomb explodes during military raid on Boko Haram’s hideout in Kano

Two suspected members of a fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram were allegedly killed when a car bomb exploded during a military raid on a suspected hideout for the group on Saturday in Kano state.

The explosion also left two soldiers wounded.

Confirming the incident, an officer of the Joint Military Task Force serving in the state,  Brigadier general Iliyasu Abbato,  informed journalists that the attack happened around 1 a.m. He stated that suspected members of Boko Haram detonated the explosive during the raid in Sabuwar Gandu neighborhood of the commercial city.

Abba added that four wives and eight children were arrested at the compound after the blast, which left shattered glass and blood on the floor as part of the home destroyed.

Boko Haram has been waging an increasingly insurgency across the states in northern Nigeria, killing hundreds of people in its jail breaks, school arson and attacks on police station. The group’s attack in Kano, earlier in the year claimed almost 200 lives.

 

Kano State Government to compensate January Blast Victims

The Government of Kano State has promised to compensate the families of the victims of the Boko haram blasts in Kano state in January ,this was made public by the State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso during a condolence visit by the State House of Assembly.

He also assured that security is on top of the Kano State Government agenda.

Fresh attack on police station in Kano

Suspected Members of the radical Islamic sect, Boko Haram on Monday evening attacked the Sharadan police station in Kano. The attackers succeeded in denoting bombs at the station.

Fresh attack on police station in Kano

Eye Witnesses at the scene of the attack said that the attackers exchanged fire with the officials of the Joint Security Taskforce deployed to the station for 45 minutes.

The attackers however fled the area after they were overpowered by the officials of the security taskforce.

The number of casualties from the attack could not be ascertained as at the time of this report.

The past three months have seen a surge in violence by Boko Haram, a movement loosely modelled on Afghanistan’s Taliban which says it is fighting to install sharia law across Nigeria.

Bomb and gun attacks by them have killed nearly a thousand people in the past two years, Human Rights Watch says.

German citizen kidnapped in Kano

Gunmen kidnapped a German citizen working on a construction site in Kano on Thursday, the police commissioner said.

German citizen kidnapped in Kano

“We got a report today that a German was kidnapped at his working site with (Nigerian construction firm) Dantata Sawoe at the flyover bridge along Kano’s Zaria road this afternoon,” Kano police commissioner Ibrahim Idris told Reuters.

“We are working on it. We are trying to see what we can do to track them down,” he said.

Kano, a city of around 10 million people, has been plagued by an Islamist insurgency by radical sect Boko Haram in recent weeks. A coordinated series of gun and bomb attacks killed 186 people there on Friday.

At least five injured in fresh bomb explosions in Kano city

There are reports that over five people have been injured in a wave of fresh bomb explosions in Kano, northern Nigeria’s largest city.

The blasts reportedly went off at the New Road park at about 1 p.m. this afternoon even as the dust is yet to settle after the coordinated bomb and gun attacks befell the city last Friday, killing at least 185 people.

At least five injured in fresh bomb explosions in Kano city

Stricken with fear, many residents are beginning to flee the ancient city before the tenuous security situation deteriorates any further; some of those travellers saw the attacks.

Eyewitnesses to the attacks said the explosives were packed in three bags and were mistaken for luggage belonging to some passengers.

According to an eyewitness, when nobody claimed the bags, wary travellers became suspicious. A search soon revealed the contents of the bags to be explosives.

One of the bombs reportedly went off before the situation could be defused, injuring five people. Others were able to run for safety.

The windscreen of two luxury buses in the park were damages by the blast. A detachment of the Kano State anti-bomb squad was immediately deployed to defuse the remaining explosives.

So far, security operatives say they have discovered some 100 or more unexploded devices and at least 8 car bombs in different parts of the city, foiling further attacks which would have followed the Friday bomb blasts.

Suspected Boko Haram Sect leader Arrested in Kano

Susupected Boko Haram Leader arrested in Kano

The Police Command in Kano State, Nigeria’s North-West Region says four suspected Boko Haram Members have being killed and 14 others arrested in connection with attacks that are now generating tension in the state.

One of those arrested is Muhammed “Hamza” Aliyu, said to be a leader of the sect.

He was held as he tried to flee the city following an exchange of fire outside his residence.

Security agencies in Kano had in the past few days come under a series of attacks from gunmen suspected to members of the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic Sect, which seem to have finally unveiled its presence in the ancient city of Kano.

The Sect launched a series of attacks on Security Officers and formations over the weekend, killing three Nigerian Air Force Officers on Thursday night four Policemen within a space of 48 hours.

The latest attack involved three Police Officers, who were killed by gun men suspected to be Boko Haram Members at Darmanawa Quarters at Ungwa Uku in Kano metropolis.

Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Four in Gun Attack on Air Force School in Kano

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unmen suspected to be members of radical sect Boko Haram have attacked a military-run school in Kano state, killing four personnel and injuring two officers.

The gunmen were said to have stormed the Nigerian Air Force Comprehensive School, located in the village of Kwa, along the Kano-Katsina road, where a heavy exchange of gunfire ensued at about 8:30pm.

A local farmer who spoke to the AFP said the gun battle lasted for about half an hour. The farmer had initially dismissed the sound of gun fire as students celebrating the end of the school session, which took effect today.

“Two of our officers have been injured and are receiving treatment in hospital,” a unanimous air force official told the AFP.

Another anonymous source, a doctor, said identified the four killed in the attacks as air force personnel. He said six force personnel had been admitted into the hospital on Thursday night, all with gunshot wounds.

“Three died on admission and another one died later,” he said. “The two others that have been critically injured are being treated.”

According to the report, the school had been under heavy surveillance following a series of attacks in the area, one of which involved the shooting of a police officer.

In a separate incident in the Panshekara area at the Western flank of the ancient city, gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members shot a mobile police officer to death and dispossessed him of his AK47 rifle.

He was rushed to the Aminu Kano hospital for treatment, but later died from extensive injuries.

It was not immediately clear whether Thursday night’s incidents were linked. Airforce officials are expected to give a full press briefing later today with more information on the gun attacks.