Boko Haram Attacks Daura, Buhari Hometown: Explosion, Gunfire Reported into Night

May, 16, 2013, Updated, May 17

NewsRescue– Terrorists suspected to be the usual Boko Haram culprits launched a destructive attack on the hometown of ex-president, General Muhammad Buhari, Thursday night.

The attack involved a police station, prison from which unspecified prisoners were released, and attacks on other facilities. An explosion was also heard near Daura Motel. The terrorists were said to have robbed a bank in an operation that lasted several hours without interference of Nigeria’s lacking security services.

The Federal government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency across three north eastern states at the centers of the violence that has plagued Nigeria for several years. Katsina state, where this attack occurred is not covered by the state of emergency, however the president also promised heightened security in all states due to the predictable spillover and anger of the frustrated cult under attack.



The police in Katsina State said they killed five gunmen responsible for bombing two police stations and four banks in Daura, Katsina State.

The Commissioner of Police in Katsina, Abdullahi Magaji, said the armed robbers were killed after the attacks on Thursday night.