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President sends condolences after deadly Kano attack

18 September 2014, 08:06Augustine Osayande

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with citizens and residents of Kano State on the loss of lives sustained during the attack by terrorists on the Federal College of Education.

According to a statement by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President Media on Publicity, Jonathan sent sympathies and wished for a speedy recovery of those who suffered injuries in the dastardly attack.

At least 15 people died.

Abati said the President commended the officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force who took prompt action to confront the attackers and minimize resultant casualties.

“He urges them to be even more alert and proactive in the future to stop terrorist attacks in Kano and other parts of the country,” Abati said.

Also Read: Boko Haram blamed for Kano college killings

He said President Jonathan reassured the people of Kano and all Nigerians that the Federal Government continued to do all within its powers to further enhance the ability of the Police, Armed Forces and other security agencies to prosecute the war against terrorism to a successful conclusion and provide greater security of lives and property across the country.

Police killed two armed men who detonated improvised explosive devices at the lecture Hall of the Federal College of Education in Zaria Road.

According to a statement signed by Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer, the two suicide bombers began sporadic shooting outside the school premises and police team from a nearby tactical operation point responded and shot dead the two insurgents.

He added that their AK 47 rifles were also recovered.

On examination of the scene of the explosion, 15 dead bodies were recovered and 34 injured were taken to hospital for treatment.

He said the police had sealed the scene of crime and commenced investigations.

- CAJ News


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