Update On Boko Haram Kano Attacks: Over 100 Killed
SAN FRANCISCO, January 21, (THEWILL) – Scores of dead bodies are being recovered and deposited in a morgue at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital in Kano after Friday night’s deadly coordinated attacks by the Boko Haram, targeting police stations left many dead and several buildings destroyed.
THEWILL correspondent in Kano counted 100 bodies at the hospital on Saturday afternoon.
The Rabiu Kwakwanso led State government has declared a 24-hour curfew in the state.
A reporter for the BBC in Kano said he had counted 150 bodies in the mortuary, while at AP reporter said he had seen hospital papers showing that 120 dead bodies had been brought in after several bodies were earlier seen littering the streets.
The identities of the dead are yet to be made public but it is believed that security agencies may have suffered many casaulties as the attack took the city by surprise.