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15 Killed In Kano Attack, As Police Arrests 89 Suspects In Kebbi

The police said 15 bodies, including those of two insurgents, have been recovered from the scene of the bomb blast at the Federal College of Education, Kano, Kano State on Wednesday afternoon.

On the other hand, the Police in Kebbi has arrested 89 suspects after a mob attack on a Divisional Police Station in Kamba on Wednesday in which four persons were killed.

Force spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu, an acting commissioner of Police, said 34 persons were also injured in the Kano blast.

Ojukwu said two armed men detonated Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, in the lecture hall of the college at about 3.30 p.m. and thereafter began sporadic shooting outside the premises.

“Police team from a nearby Tactical Operations Point responded and shot dead the two insurgents,” the statement said, adding that the AK 47 rifles carried by the men were recovered.

Meanwhile, Ojukwu said a mob in Kamba, Kebbi State burnt down two police vehicles, nine motorcycles and smashed windscreens of four cars parked in the premises.

“The mob also burnt the official residence of the Divisional Police Officer,” he said.

According to him, the mob carried out the attack after a Niger national, Adamu Gaya, was taken into custody at the station.
The statement explained that at about noon, a group of villagers in Kamba attempted to lynch Gaya who was alleged to have been involved the ritual murder of a young girl.

“The police rescued and brought him into protective custody. However, irate villagers attacked the police station and destroyed the communication base,” the police spokesman said.

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