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Kano Boko Haram Attack: Death Toll Climbs To 5

Government House Kano

Information reaching indicates that the Sunday attack at Dakata and Hotoro quarters in Kano metropolis has resulted in two more deaths. The death toll rose from three [3] to five [5].

The attack had occurred through the actions of Jihadists who drove in a tricycle [keke napep] armed with machine guns. They opened fire on residents at the two areas – killing three on the spot – while many more sustained injuries.

According to the Chairman of the Kano Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria [CAN], Bishop Ransom Bello, the two latest victims were blood brothers of same parents. “The parents of the slain victims have officially communicated report of the attack to CAN secretariat in Kano”.

The victims were returning home from Sunday service at the ECWA church, Dakata when the Jihadist gun men struck. According to the CAN State Chairman, the attacks came two weeks after 13 Christians were gun down in Sheka, Sharada Phase 3 in Kumbotso Local Government Area.

The police public relations officer refused to comment.

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