Saturday, January 28, 2012

Boko Haram gunmen attack police post in Kano

This is a fresh attack - Friday night, January 27 - the fourth in a week

28 January 2012

Gunmen in Nigeria have killed at least one officer after opening fire on a police station in the city of Kano, where attacks claimed by Islamists left 185
 dead last week, police said Saturday.

Security forces in Africa's most populous nation and top oil producer are struggling to contain the menace by the Boko Haram Islamist sect that has used increasingly bold tactics to kill more than 200 people this year alone.
The latest attack in Kano, the economic heart of Nigeria's mainly Muslim north, occurred just before 7:00 pm (1800 GMT) on Friday, police said on Saturday, confirming the assault first reported by residents.

Gunmen "opened fire on our men and the policemen on duty fired back leading to a shootout," city police spokesman Magaji Majia said, adding that one officer was killed.

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