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Boko Haram claims ex-police chief’s killing

Boko Haram claims ex-police chief’s killing

The Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the killing of a former Nigerian deputy police chief in the northern city of Kano and vowed more of such attacks.

Also the police on Tuesday killed a gunman and arrested two others who attempted to kill a police inspector at Sauna Kawaji in Kano city.

“Yesterday God gave us victory and we succeeded in killing a former DIG (deputy inspector general)… in Kano city,” the sect said in an email statement to reporters late Wednesday.

The group also vowed to carry out more of such killings of senior government officials.

“By God’s grace very soon top government officials will have no peace as we will intensify attacks on them wherever they are,” it said.

Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead Abubakar Saleh Ningi, his driver and a bodyguard in Kano on Tuesday, where Boko Haram has carried out a wave of attacks.

Ningi and other top police officers were relieved of duty in January following coordinated bomb and gun attacks in Kano, northern Nigeria’s largest city and commercial centre, that killed at least 185 people.

Police kill gunman, arrest 2 in Kano

Also the police on Tuesday killed a gunman and arrested two others who attempted to kill a police inspector at Sauna Kawaji in Kano city.

This is contained in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Rilwanu Mohammed, in Kano on Wednesday.

The statement said that the hoodlums attacked the inspector at about 3 p.m. on day and area where the DIG. Saleh Ningi and two others were killed.

‘’The inspector repelled the attack and killed one of the three suspects while two others sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries.

‘’They were later arrested by the police patrol team and they are currently being investigated. ’’

The statement urged members of the public to continue to provide useful information to the police and other security agencies to enable them address security challenges in the state.

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