This is a fresh attack - Friday night, January 27 - the fourth in a week
28 January 2012
Nigeria have killed at least one officer after opening fire on a police station in the city of , where attacks claimed by Islamists left 185 Kano
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.