April 29th, 2012
Emergency aid groups said there are at least twenty people dead from an early morning raid on a university Christian fellowship at the Bayero University in Kano. However, the university spokesperson Alhaji Mustapha Zahradeen gave the number of loss at seven.
The attack also left two distinguished professors dead, they include Professor Jerome Ayodele, a professor of Analytical Chemistry and Andrew Leo of Library Science department.
Eyewitnesses at the university told Saharareporters that the attackers armed with grenades and AK 47 assault rifles came in a Honda car and two motorbikes and surrounded the two adjourning theaters where christian fellowships were being held. They hauled grenades at the buildings and began shooting at worshipers fleeing the scene of the grenade attack. -SR
NewsRescue opinion: It’s time for all good thinking Nigerians up north, Christian and Muslim alike to bear arms. This type of attack should be defended against in the future. The miscreants who perpetrate this must know that it will be an attack-vs-attack, as they will be shot at and bombed in retaliation by citizens and pursed in car chase and killed by ordinary, armed citizens. It is time for citizen vigilantism.