Armed Group Plotting Massive Attack On Kano – Report

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Kofar Dukayuwa and neighbouring areas in Kano State could be subjected to massive attack by a group of armed Fulani fighters, a report has claimed.

Quoting an intelligence report, popular online medium Sahara Reporters reported Friday that the assailants were plotting to attack the area and its surroundings with sophisticated weapons as well as kidnap residents.

This follows violent attacks on many communities in the North-West and an increasing trend of attack on security agents, including one in which 16 soldiers were killed and 28 others injured in an ambush attack by bandits in Katsina State last Saturday.

While such incidents have been less rampant in Kano, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had recently expressed concerns over the nation’s porous borders and the influx of foreign herdsmen into the country.

Speaking in June, the governor had urged the Federal Government to seek a review of the West African Protocols which allowed for free movement to stop herdsmen migration to Northern Nigeria.

He said the movement of such herdsmen wielding dangerous weapons always caused “conflicts and destruction of human lives”.

Sahara Reporters had given similar alerts in the past, including a report in January that the Ansaru terror group was planning coordinated attacks on some North West and North Central states in Nigeria after receiving a cache of arms from a Chinese smuggler.

The Kano State Police Command has yet to respond to the latest alert.

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