5th September, 2012
Unidentified men suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic sect on Wednesday attacked masts belonging to MTN and Airtel service providers located at Hotoro Quarters and Sharada area of Kano, northwest Nigeria, setting them ablaze.
Following the incident, security has been further beefed up within Kano metropolis as anti-terror squads were deployed to guard telecommunication installations across the city.
This development has raised fear and apprehension among residents of the ancient city who have enjoyed relative peace within the last four weeks as they fear further attacks by the Islamic fundamentalists who are agitating for the Islamization of the Nigeria state.
Though Kano police spokesman, Magaji Majia refused to comment on the incident, impeccable sources from the Kano police headquarters confirmed it.
A resident of Hotoro also told P.M.NEWS Correspondent that the attack has forced people to vacate the area.
As at the time of filling this report, no arrest has been made and no human casualty was recorded.
A Police source also said the damage on the installations was not serious.