Wednesday, September 17, 2014

15 Killed As Explosion Rocks Federal College of Education Kano





15 persons have been reportedly killed as explosion rocked the campus Federal College of Education in Kano, north-west Nigeria this afternoon.



Eye witnesses confirmed that sporadic gunshots were heard almost immediately after the explosion that occurred within the premises of the institution. Many of the dead victims, mostly students were shot while escaping from the bomb which was detonated by suspected militants who stormed the campus today.
Kano State Police Commissioner, CP Adenrele Shinaba who visited the scene confirmed that fifteen bodies have been counted so far and that security agents on duty shot and injured one of the militants who later escaped.
No-one has claimed responsibility for the today's attack, but Islamist militants have been behind a recent campaign of violence in the mainly Muslim north. The Islamist Boko Haram group, whose name means "Western education is forbidden" have been responsible for a wave of attacks on educational institutions in Northern Nigeria.

Soldiers and Policemen have since be deployed to man the entrance of the College of Education since the incident to prevent a reoccurrence.
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