Police Debunk Reports Of Boko Haram Shooting In Kano
KANO, June 21, (THEWILL) – The Kano Command of the police force today debunked reports that suggested that Monday’s attack by gunmen in the Gwundunwawa area of the state was orchestrated by members of the notorious Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
Speaking to journalists at the state Police headquarters, the spokesman of the Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police Musa Magaji Majia said that the shooting incident at Gwunduwawa in Gezawa within Kano metropolis was a clear case of robbery.
Majia explained that the robbers invaded a shopping mall at about 5.pm and successfully stole an undisclosed sum.
According to him, during the incident, three civilians were injured by stray bullets while a police man identified as ASP Umar Sufi lost his life during a gun duel between a team of policemen and the bandits.
He further stated that while the robbers were fleeing, the residents mobilized and gave them a hot chase forcing them to abandon their motorcycles.
Majia further explained that Kano was yet to record any Boko Haram incident, adding that the Police is prepared to deal with the situation if it arises.
He described as unfortunate, the rumours making the rounds that Boko Haram have found their way into Kano, noting that as far as the Police in Kano was concerned, they would continue to protect the lives and properties of the citizens resident in the state.
No arrest has been made in connection to the robbery, according to the police spokesman.