Friday, January 27, 2012

Kano Attacks: Police Admit 185 Deaths

24 January 2012

The commissioner of police, Kano State command, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, yesterday claimed that a total of 185 people were killed during Friday’s serial attacks on Kano by members of Boko Haram.

The admission by the police comes even as death toll in the attacks has exceeded 250. Investigation by LEADERSHIP shows  that over 200 people lost their lives on the day of the attacks while over 50 later died at medical facilities.

According to him, the figure comprised 150 civilians, 29 policemen, three officials of the State Security Service (SSS), two officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and an officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

The CP further disclosed that the police had discovered 300 explosives devices, and about eight deadly devices contained in tins of Peak milk, some in drum-size and others dangerously covered in various parts of cars.

The commissioner of police, who gave the run-down in a statement he personally signed and distributed to journalists, yesterday, said innocent people were maimed and killed by the suicide bombers last Friday in which the Boko Haram sect had claimed responsibility.

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