Kano Militants kill traffic officers
Terrorists suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect Wednesday afternoon attacked a Federal Road Safety Commission,FRSC, patrol vehicle in Kano, northwest Nigeria , killing two officers while one was injured.
The FRSC personnel were on official duty in a remote area of the city, along Madobi Road when they were attacked.
In recent times, the area has recorded a number of disturbances by the dreaded Islamic militants.
According to the Commissioner of Police, the FRSC officers were four inside the car, “the hoodlums trailed them on motor bike and opened fire on the vehicle while on motion and the driver lost control. Two of them died on the spot while one got injured. The fourth person did not sustain any injury.
“Our men and the JTF have moved into the area and other falshpoints across the city. And I assure that we will definitely close up on them.” Idris also said the Police have arrested eight suspects over Tuesday’s attack on his men, “we have arrested eight suspects and they are giving us useful information on their members.
We recovered three rifles from the including the one they snatched from our men. We are not taking chances and we plead on the good people of Kano to provide us information on any suspicious movement or strange faces. We are determined to stamp out terrorism from Kano.”
The gun men trailed and shot dead two police men attached to a team of Polio Immunization officials on Tuesday afternoon. The latest killings of uniform men in Kano have left residents under fear and apprehension.
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