No fewer than 15 persons including two gunmen died when terrorists attacked the Federal College of Education in Kano, on Wednesday afternoon, Nigeria Police have confirmed.
During the attack, two gunmen suspected to be members of the deadly Boko Haram detonated
an Improvised Explosives Devices (IED) in a lecture hall.
Thereafter, they started firing gunshots, killing 13 persons while 34 others sustained injuries in the process, Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said.
However, police at a nearby point moved in swiftly to halt the attack and killed the two gunmen.
“Today 17/9/2014 at about 1530hrs, two armed men detonated Improvised Explosive devices at the lecture Hall of Federal College of Education, Zaria Road, Kano.
“Thereafter, they began sporadic shooting outside the premises. Police team from a nearby Tactical Operations Point responded and shot dead the two (2) insurgents. Their AK 47 rifles were recovered.
“On examination of the scene of the explosion, fifteen (15) dead bodies were recovered, while thirty-four (34) injured were taken to hospital for treatment.
“The Police has sealed the scene of crime and commenced investigation”.
OUR STORY EARLIER:
Explosion has rocked Federal College of Education in Kano, North West Nigeria, leaving scores dead and many injured.
Gunmen suspected to be members of the deadly Boko Haram sect stormed the campus and detonated an explosion.
It was gathered that immediately the explosion went off, the gunmen also fired several gunshots, causing pandemonium as students and staff scampered for safety.
The casualty figure could not be confirmed as at the time of filing this report.
Again, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack and no official statement from the government yet.
The Boko Haram insurgents have carried out series of attacks on Kano of late.