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Gunmen kill 45 persons in Kano in 6 months

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Kano State Police Command said on Tuesday that a total of 45 persons were killed by unknown gunmen in the state in the last six months.

Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, the Commissioner of Police in the state who disclosed this to newsmen in Kano, said the gunmen rode on motorcycles while perpetrating the killings.

Idris said most of the victims of the attack were civilians, adding that security agents accounted for 10 per cent of the victims.

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

Idris also disclosed that his command had detonated a total of 14 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at various locations within the last one month.

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

The commissioner expressed appreciation to the public for helping security agents with useful information about the movements of suspected persons and materials.

He urged them to maintain the gesture.

Article credit: Businessday Newspaper

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