45 killed in northern Nigerian city in six months

45 killed in northern Nigerian city in six months
# 27 June 2012 01:58 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. The police in Nigeria have said that at least 45 persons were killed in the last six months in Kano, north central Nigeria, by unknown persons using motorcycles, APA reports quoting AP.

Ibrahim Idris, the Commissioner of Police in Kano State, announced the figure on Tuesday while briefing newsmen at the Bompai police headquarters.

Kano is a hot bed for the deadly sect Boko Haram, whose members indulge in suicide bombings with churches, schools and military or paramilitary formations as their targets.

Idris said most of the victims of the attack were civilians while security agents accounted for 10 percent.

He added that the gunmen were believed to be residing on the outskirts of the city, especially at Sheka, Hotoro, Sharada, Mariri, Panshekarta and Rijiyar Zaki.

Idris also disclosed that his command had detonated a total of 14 improvised explosive devices used by the group to attack their targets.

He listed the areas where the explosives were detonated as Rimin Kebe, Dan Dishe, Sani Abacha Youth Center, Fagge and Wudil.

The commissioner, who expressed appreciation to the public for helping security agents with useful information about the movements of suspected persons and materials, urged them to continue the gesture.
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