Nigeria — Despite a huge presence of security in Kano city, Islamist militants of the Jama’atu Ahli Sunna lid Da’awati wal Jihad, known as Boko Haram, yesterday evening struck the ancient city of Kano again.
The sect bombed the Sharada Police Division at about 7pm but the number of casualties from the attack is yet to be known.
However, sources within the area said scores of policemen attached to the police Division sustained gunshot injuries.
At the time of the writing of this report, 8pm, a gun battle is still raging in the area between members of the sect and the Police.
The situation created panic as residents ran for safety. Government officials stated that the 6am-6pm curfew is still in force in the state. The curfew was imposed following several bomb explosions that rocked the state late January.