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

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
DSAGE
Muster seeds of truth

What is truth? Who and who are the "we" in need of it? If we ask me I will say that I see a sower in the land of wisdom.  Read more...

Submitted by
Hussain Obaro
The Nigerian police and the chall...

Inadequate man-power and lack of modern operational equipments and gadgets is the bane of effective and challenge of modern policing in Nigeria.  Read more...

Submitted by
DSAGE
Sadness and hatred everywhere

l say that I see the people looking so sad in Biafra and Africa at large. I mean it is obvious that hatred is still growing. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Can we imagine a Nigeria after Jo...

As we count-down to the revolutionary expiration of this accidentally installed, deadly usurpist regime, one can only begin to savor a new Nigeria; a new Africa, the world after Jonathan Read more...

Submitted by
DSAGE
Recycling of mentality in African...

The term "recycling" is highly needed for mentality of Africans in general.  Read more...

Submitted by
Obaro
The borden of electricity distrib...

The fact that some parts of the society enjoys almost an uninterrupted power supply daily while majorities of others hardly enjoys a four - hours electricity supply per day clearly shows that a lot needs to be done. Read more...