22 January 2013

Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Five, Injure Two in Kano

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Joint Task Force members on patrol.

Kano — Unknown gunmen Tuesday evening attacked and killed five people , injuring two others at Dakata area of the municiplaity while playing drought.

The attack is coming on the heels of the Kano State Government ban on okada riders in the 8 municipal council areas that make up the commercial city.

Eyewitnesses told Vangaurd that the gunmen arrived the relaxation spot on three motorbikes and opened fire on fun seekers, causing pandemonium among residents and passersby.

Vanguard gathered that JTF operatives arrived the scene after the gunmen had escaped. Vanguard also learnt that the security agents on arrival took stock of the casualties and conveyed both corpses and the injured to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano.

Police Public Relation officer of Kano Command ASP Magaji Musa Majia confirmed the incident but said; "detail are sketchy about the incident." He however promised to give details as soon as they were available to him.

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