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9 Policemen Escape Ambush in Kano as UK Lashes Attacks

Barely 48 hours after a motor park in Kano was attacked in multiple bomb blasts, nine riot policemen escaped death when gunmen ambushed their truck on Dorayi Road in the Kano metropolis Tuesday.

The Kano State Police Command, who confirmed the attack, said that the policemen, who sustained injuries, were taken to the Armed Forces Specialist Hospital, Kano, for treatment.
He said three other persons within the vicinity also sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The attack on the policemen happened just as the former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu, called on President Goodluck Jonathan to resign for his incompetence to effectively deal with the issue of insecurity in the country.

Also, Kano State Governor, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, came under severe criticism at the Senate for the perceived indifference of the state government to the Monday bombings at the Kano motor park.

Kwankwaso’s deputy, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, was however at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, Kano on Tuesday, where some of the injured victims from the motor park attack were receiving medical treatment to commiserate with them. By coincidence, the Senate’s observation was made as the governor led members of the Action Congress of Nigerian (ACN) to visit the injured policemen at the hospital in Kano yesterday.

Kwankwaso was accompanied by Tinubu and presidential flagbearer of the ACN in the last election, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu. A female medical officer told the governor that the nine policemen were brought to the hospital, while one of them was referred to the Dala Orthopaedic Hospital, Kano.

Britain, in a statement yesterday, also expressed concern over the attack on the motor park in Kano and another bombing that occurred in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. However, the Muslim umbrella body in the North, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), was of the view that the Kano bombings might be a ploy to cause chaos in the region and by extension, the whole of Nigeria.

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