Another deadly bomb attack in the city of Kano was averted yesterday as the police intercepted a Volkswagen Golf car that was laden with bombs and other dangerous weapons.
The State Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura told newsmen that his command had received intelligence about a group of terrorists and made to intercept them on the outskirts of the city. Upon sighting the police patrol van, the terrorists opened fire and a gun battle ensued with the militants retreating after they sustained bullet wounds.
Upon opening the car, bombs and ammunitions including an AK 47 Rifle, Assault Rifle, 238 live ammunition of different caliber, Rocket Launcher, AK 47 Magazines, seven Turkey oil—stuffed with remote-control bombs, two cylinder remote-control devices, 14 hand grenades, four rolls of wire connector and 12 power source.
The police boss also claimed that none of his men were injured in the gun battle.
He said, “On Tuesday, on about 2130 hours, based on a tip-off, our men intercepted a Golf 3 Motor Vehicle with Reg. No. AG 701 KTN at an outskirt village here in Kano.
“The occupants of the vehicle on sighting the Patrol Vehicle opened fire and immediately, our men responded with superior power, which made the occupants to abandon their vehicle and escaped with bullet wounds.
“The intention of these hoodlums was to cause havoc and destabilize peace which will subsequently lead to economic and social sabotage in Kano state.
“However, my men sealed up the whole area with a view to identify and arrest the fleeing suspects.”
The city of Kano is still reeling from a deadly bomb attack at an inter-state motor park which killed at least 80 people and injured many others.