June 12, 2014
Brave police officers last night repelled suspected members of the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, who tried to attack a police station in Sumaila town in Sumaila local government area of Kano State.
A resident of the town told our reporter that suspected sect members besieged the police station and started firing, but the police officers on duty did not waste time in firing back, finally repelling the attackers.
The source added that the insurgents fled the area when it dawned on them that the police were quite prepared to counter their offensive.
The source added that many residents of the area had run out of the town to safety. “We hope that the police will be more vigilant from now because they (Boko Haram militants) often try to attack again with greater force whenever they are pushed back,” the source told our correspondent.
Our reporter was not able to reach a senior police officer to officially confirm the development and to provide details about casualties and injuries.