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Two Boko Haram fighters killed in Kano

16 February 2015, 15:06

Kano - The Police in Kano on Sunday confirmed the killing of two gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members in the Kibiya Local Government Area of the state, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The Kano State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Magaji Majiya, confirmed the incident.

Majiya said the incident occurred on Saturday around 5.30 p.m. when six gunmen stormed the police station on two motorcycles but that the police repelled the attack.

He said one of the gunmen was killed during an exchange of fire while the other was lynched by the community while trying to escape.

He said two of the gunmen were also arrested and were now assisting the police in their investigation.

“No policeman was killed or injured during the incident,’’ he said.

Majiya said the gunmen had also abandoned one of their motorcycles before fleeing the area.

Also read: Boko Haram sympathisers arrested in Niger

He said security had since been beefed up in the area, adding that neighbouring states had been alerted in order to arrest the fleeing hoodlums.

Meanwhile, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu, has ordered investigation into a shootout between policemen in the command and suspected criminals at Kubwa, a suburb of the Abuja Federal Capital.

A statement by the command’s spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, on Sunday, said the incident occurred at Arab Road junction on Friday during a confrontation between the policemen and the suspects.

100 persons had been arrested in connection with the incident.

“The confrontation which led to a shootout severely disorganised the criminal gang and inflicted bullet wounds on some of them,” Manzah said, quoting the CP as assuring the people of the territory of adequate security and urged them to remain calm.



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