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Gunmen kill policemen, burn churches in Kano

03 December 2012, 09:02

Kano - Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram, killed at least two policemen on Sunday during their attack and burning of churches and border posts in Kano on Sunday, residents told AFP.

Residents said about 50 gunmen in cars and on motorcycles carried out the attacks on three churches and border posts, opening fire on police and chanting Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest).

It was learnt that among the security posts burnt in the Sunday’s attack were offices of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigerian Customs Service and the State Security Service as well as a quarantine building in Gamboru Ngala, about 140 kilometres from Maiduguri.

Hamidu Ahmad, a resident, said the gunmen went into town “chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and burnt down the divisional police station and three churches”.

“I saw two bodies in police uniform not far from the police station. One of them was sprawled by the roadside while the other was seated in a police van,” resident Sani Kani said.

Another eyewitness said it was not immediately clear whether worshippers were in the churches at the time of the attacks.

Residents reported gun battles between the assailants and police reinforcements who arrived from Maiduguri.

Police and the army could not immediately be reached for comment.

-AFP

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