Sallah Day attack: Police arrest one

Kano – The Kano State police command has confirmed the arrest of one of the suspects who escaped after an attack at a checkpoint in Kundila area of Kano metropolis on Sunday.

Mr Ibrahim Idris, the Commissioner of Police in the state, confirmed the arrest of the suspect while briefing newsmen on Sunday in Kano.

He said security agents in the state had intensified efforts to track down the other fleeing suspects who also escaped with bullets wounds during the encounter between them and security operatives.

“My men have arrested one of the suspects with bullet injuries while search for others has been intensified.

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“We are calling on members of the public, especially the medical personnel, to report the presence of any patient with bullet wound to the police,’’ he said.

The commissioner pointing out that no policeman or soldier was killed during the attack.

“The Sallah ended on a peaceful note, as security operatives repelled the attempt by the militants to attack a police check point.”

Idris used the occasion to commend the emirate council for its support to the police in combating crime in the state.

Some gunmen on Sallah day attacked a police checkpoint at Kundila area along Kano-Zaria road during which a one policeman sustained minor injury. (NAN)

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