Latest reports emanating from Kano, northern Nigeria, indicate that brave police officers last night repelled suspected members of the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, who tried to attack a police station in Sumaila town in Sumaila local government area of Kano State.
A resident of the town told SaharaReporter that suspected sect members besieged the police station and started firing, but the police officers on duty did not waste time in firing back, finally repelling the attackers.
The source added that the insurgents fled the area when it dawned on them that the police were quite prepared to counter their offensive.
It was gathered that many residents of the area had to run out of the town for safety.
“We hope that the police will be more vigilant from now because they (Boko Haram militants) often try to attack again with greater force whenever they are pushed back,” the source was quoted to have said.
Attempt to reach a senior police officer to confirm the development and to provide details about casualties and injuries was not successful.
Meanwhile, it could be recalled that it was reported yesterday, 11 June, 2014, that there was tension in the ancient city of Kano over speculations that President Goodluck Jonathan was allegedly planning to nullify the appointment of former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano.
Some few hours after, a source within the Presidency in Abuja, told SaharaReporters that the Nigerian police have been ordered to arrest the newly-crowned Emir of Kano.
The source said Sanusi is to be arrested on fraud-related charges starting from his tenure as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
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