Less than 48 hours after about 20 Christian worshipers were brutally cut down by bombs and bullets from suspected members of the Boko Haram sect in the Bayero University, Kano, the ancient city has again come under attack.
While workers were busy gearing up for the annual May Day celebrations, bombs started going off as early as 1 am as residents of Maidule and Mundau were denied sleep by the explosions that followed each other in quick succession.
By 6 am, the Sharada area had become a war zone. Three explosions were heard around the police station followed by sporadic gunshots.
Kano State Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Idris disclosed that men of the Joint Task Force invaded a hideout of the Boko Haram sect in Sharada and that was what was responsible for the explosion and firefight. He disclosed that intelligence reports gave them a hint that an attack was being planned on the Sharada Police Station.
Idris disclosed that one of the terrorists was killed in the gun battle while three women and a child believed to be family members of members of the sect were taken alive. About 4,000 rounds of ammunition meant for AK-47 rifles as well as six drums of explosives were recovered.