Terrorists strike in Kano after VP Sambo's visit



Gunmen on tricycles launched attacks at Hotoro, Sharada and Dakata areas of Kano, northwest Nigeria killing three pesons and injuring several other civilians Sunday evening.

The attacks came few hours after Vice President Namadi Sambo left Kano.

Nigeria’s VP was in Kano to commiserate with Emir Ado Abdullahi Bayero over the 19 January attack on his convoy that claimed about seven lives and left several others wounded.

Bayero had called on Nigerians to seek God’s intervention and display patriotism to conquer security challenges facing the country.

Residents of the areas said several gun shots rent the air sending fear and panic into people.

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Four of the terrorists were arrested by the Joint Task Force, JTF, its spokesman, Captain Ikedichi Iweha confirmed to journalists.

Iweha, however, admitted that official information on the incident remained sketchy as at the time of filing this report.

P.M.NEWS learnt that two persons were killed in Hotoro, one killed in Dakata, while unspecified number of residents got bullet wounds, during stampede.

Troops of JTF have already cordoned off the area.

“I can only confirm to you that there were attacks in Sharada, Hotoro and Dakata; and three persons were killed. We are still compiling details of the attack, but our men have already taken control of the areas,” said Iweha.

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