The Police in Kano on Sunday confirmed the killing of two gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members in Kibiya local government area of the state.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
He said the incident happened on Saturday around 5.30 p.m. when gunmen, numbering about six, stormed the police station on two motorcycles but the police repelled the attack.
He said one of the gunmen was killed during an exchange of fire while the other was lynched by the community while trying to escape.
According to him, two of the gunmen were also arrested and were now assisting the police in their investigation.
“No policeman was killed or injured during the incident”, he said.
Majiya said the gunmen had also abandoned one of their motorcycles before fleeing the area.
He said security had since been beefed up in the area, adding that neighbouring states had been alerted in order to arrest the fleeing hoodlums.