Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

2 killed in police station attack

31 January 2013, 11:30

Kano - Gunmen with explosives attacked a police station outside Kano, killing a policeman and a civilian, police said on Thursday.

"We lost a policeman in the attack and the body of a civilian was also found around the police station but it is still not clear if he was among the gunmen or a resident caught in crossfire," Kano State police spokesperson Magaji Majia told AFP.

He said the attackers had stormed the police station in the town of Bunkure, 40km from Kano late on Wednesday and engaged policemen in a shootout.

The attackers hurled explosives into the police station which destroyed a section of the building, he said.

Majia refused to say if the gunmen were from the Boko Haram Islamist sect blamed for scores of deadly attacks in northern and central Nigeria that have claimed some 3 000 lives, including killings by security agents.

The attack came just days after a purported Boko Haram commander declared a ceasefire on behalf of the group, although there are doubts if he was speaking for the group which has various factions.

- SAPA

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Four die in Bauchi horror crash

24 May 2016, 06:39

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Samuel Ufot Ekekere
Udom: Dakaada to where?

It is my hope that in few years Akwa Ibom will be an academic destination of choice, writes Samuel Ufot Ekekere. Read more...

Submitted by
BitsTalk
A letter from the citizens: By an...

Money isn't the power, the people hold the power!, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Norman Chukwuemeka
Economic resentment

I am writing this to awaken the mass to their unawareness of backslide of our economy, meanwhile pushing them to wake from their slumbering state, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
On the frequent rate of divorce a...

With the number of divorces, separations and matrimonial crises that have so far been recorded against some Nigerian celebrities, it is very obvious that they are afraid of being in marital relationships, writes Isaac Asabor. Read more...

Clarion call: Education recession...

I am urging all relevant stakeholders, Nigerian government and society to revive our education through the orientation of the youths and adults from the grassroots, writes Bakare Ibrahim Toyin Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Winners
Nigeria: What Daddy told me

Arise to the knowledge that you can only write tomorrow's success in today's struggles. What lies before us is greater than what lies behind us. I see our sun in the horizon. Today, is the morning. Arise! writes Victor Winners. Read more...