3 Dead, 12 Injured In Kano Governor’s Country Home Attack

3 Dead, 12 Injured In Kano Governor’s Country Home Attack

By Ebenezer Olatunji | News Reporter on January 9, 2014
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Kano Governor Kwankwaso at the signing of an MOU with Dangote Group on Primary Health Care (Photo Credit: NPHCDA)

Gunmen attacked the country home of the Governor of Kano, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, on Tuesday night January 7th 2014 leaving many injured.

The gunmen disrupted the serenity of the village with sporadic gunshots shortly after Muslim worshipers returned from their late evening prayers.

The spokesman of the police in the state, assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Musa Magaji Majiya, said in a statement yesterday confirmed that three persons were killed while 12 other persons were injured and were admitted at the Mallam Aminu Kano Teaching hospital (AKTH) for treatment while no arrest had so far been made.

“The identity, motives and target of the assailants are yet to be established, investigation has already commenced,” the statement revealed.

Some gunmen had on the same Tuesday attacked Muslims faithful while observing their last prayer (Isha’i) at Kwankwaso village which is nearby the state governor’s father palace.

Security personnel had been beefed up in the area with a view to tracking down the fleeing hoodlums.

Armed policemen had also been deployed in all the roads leading to the village as part of the measures to enhance security in the area.

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