Gunmen Attack College In Kano

At least 15 people were killed and 30 others injured when gunmen attacked a college in the
northeastern Nigerian state of Kano, local media report.

Kano State police commissioner, Adelere Shinaba,
said on Wednesday that the gunmen, whom
he described as insurgents ran onto the grounds of the Federal College of Education in Kano after
exchanging fire with policemen stationed  outside.

A suicide bomber is said to have been used to break through the police guards at the gate, followed by several gunmen who then laid suppressing fire while their comrades stormed in.


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24 thoughts on “Gunmen Attack College In Kano

  1. Fola

    Quite an unfortunate incident. Thoughts and prayers with the families and loved ones of the victims. So sad!

    Though not castigating our Security forces but it’s clear someone dropped the ball. There is still a cell of Boko Haram/Ansaru still active in Kano!

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    1. More like cells.. It was a very coordinated attack. Still gathering info though but from what I know so far the terrorists (this in my view is a terror attack) used the suicide bomber to blast their way in while some shooters covered the others who then stormed the school. It took more than than the few members usually in a clandestine cell arrangement. This took a unit of at least platoon size to prosecute. Thus its more likely there are quite a number of cells or units in Kano. The initial marks on this suggest the Shekau faction rather than Ansorul-Muslimiin or Harakatul-Muhajiriin. Ansorul-Muslimiin would mist likely target a military compound or a target of some significance that will hurt its enemy. Harakatul-Muhajiriin has no interest in attacking a soft target like a school or taking its fight to areas outside its immediate reach. Its more a warriors army than a typical so-called jihadi group. The Sheikh Bukar Faction of Jamaa’atu Ahlis-Sunnah too would probably blow up a police or military installation or a church but not a school. Their war is Nigeria and CAN.

      That leaves Shekau. His faction can hit Kano and have no qualms about taking down soft targets like schools and markets.

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  2. Fola

    I trust you must’ve seen the Catholic Church’s list of towns under Boko Haram control. May I ask you whether the list is “correct & exhaustive”? I ask because the DHQ claims to have retaken towns like Damboa and Michika.

    PS: It seems Boko Haram is strongly entrenched in Bama. They’ve launched many “forward” attacks on Konduga (perhaps using Bama as FOB for those raids). What are the implications of their presence on the locals? More revenue, conscripts or simply terror?

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    1. Michika and Damboa are solely under Boko Haram control. I have been trying to arrange a visit into Michika but nobody is willing to transport me there. I have however kept up with many Higgi and Margi tribesmen and women still in the area and I have a 90% complete picture of the insurgent occupation there.

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    2. I will write on that once I can clear my backlog of the table.

      As for Al-Barnawi Khalid. He is very much alive. A source confirms that he was not injured nor was he present physically at Konduga. Shekau has released a video but so far I am still working my contacts o confirm its authenticity

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  3. Odion777

    Have followed your write up for a few days now, you seems to be a young man from your words, but we should always learn to condemn cowardly act and never applaud them as from your write up below you seem too be applauding these act against unarmed student in school, this is the act of terrorism at its lowest just like the Mall attack in Kenya or the Nyanyaya bomb blast, we where all student once remember that and we all have kids, This insurgency will fail as it always does, you are also in the minority here my friend,you can see below what you wrote.

    ( A suicide bomber is said to have been used to break through the police guards at the gate, followed by several gunmen who then laid suppressing fire while their comrades stormed in.)

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  4. I have pictures of the Konduga battle leaders and one of them has a striking resemblance with Abu Shekau. The first Shekau killed became a debunked story when his corpse could not be displayed. Why? Because it was stollen!!!!! Do you have an insight?

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  5. I have pictures of the Konduga battle leaders “killed” in battle, and one of them has a striking resemblance with Abu Shekau. The first Shekau killed became a debunked story when his corpse could not be displayed. Why? Because it was stollen!!!!! Do you have an insight?

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  6. oladele

    E be like say u don run comot since the second and third attack on konduga. Waiting patiently to read a well coordinated propaganda from you and your boko haram apologist that you people were still using konduga to test military might. I hear say shekau don die? Kindly confirm too

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  7. Fola

    Social Media is buzzing with reports and claims of the military killing Shekau and mortally injuring Khalid al-Barnawi in the battles for Konduga. Could you confirm if these claims are true? I wholeheartedly pray and hope the reports are correct though.
    Pls update us ASAP!

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  8. Fola

    As I trust you must have heard, social media is buzzing with reports and claims of the military killing Shekau and mortally injuring Khalid al-Barnawi in the battles for Konduga. Could you confirm if these claims are true?
    I wholeheartedly pray and hope the reports are correct though!

    Please update us ASAP!

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  9. Nigerian

    What has happened to Fulani? There’s something strange about his recent silence. I hope he is alive. Please say something in reply or update this blog if you are alive and well!

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      1. Fola

        Naive enough to seek a different narrative to official lines?

        Never have i in the tiniest bit sympathized, approved, encouraged or admired anything that BH represent! My disgust, disapproval and hatred of the evil they represent knows no-bounds! My commitment and loyalty to Nigeria tops any primordial/parochial sentiments; Nigeria first at all times!

        However, Fulan’s blog presents a narrative which often comes across as more factual than official outputs. Seeking insights into a phenomenon/event DOESN’T make one an automatic apologist to it. Rather it fulfills a basic human need- Curiosity for info.

        We all should urge our government to be more proactive in fighting this grave threat facing our country. Our fellow citizens are living under this crazed lunatic terrorists who care less about human lives; that is scenario any serious government would promptly address rigorously. But in our case government is down playing the enormity of the crisis. The handling of Soldiers welfare and IDP’s are good examples of this fact.

        ! pray the Divine intervenes on our behalf and promptly remove this scourge from us! God bless Nigeria!

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  10. RankingOne

    Mr Fola,

    Continue asking questions. It seems you don’t really understand the purpose of this blog. Is that being oblivious or are you just naive.

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    1. Fola

      Naive enough to seek a different narrative to official lines?

      Never have I in the tiniest bit sympathized, approved, encouraged or admired anything that BH represent! My disgust, disapproval and hatred of the evil they represent knows no-bounds! My commitment and loyalty to Nigeria tops any primordial/parochial sentiments and interests; Nigeria first at all times!

      However, Fulan’s blog presents a narrative which often comes across as more factual than official outputs. Seeking insights into a phenomenon/event DOESN’T make one an automatic apologist to it. Rather it fulfills a basic human need- curiosity for info.

      We all should urge our government to be more proactive in fighting this grave threat facing our country. Our fellow citizens are living under these crazed lunatic terrorists who care less about human lives; that is a scenario any serious government would promptly address rigorously. But in our case, government is down playing the enormity of the crisis. The handling of Soldiers welfare and IDP’s are good examples of this fact.

      I pray the Divine intervenes on our behalf and promptly remove this scourge from us! God bless Nigeria!

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    1. Dearest Oche.

      I just came out of a really difficult time and I have found so many things on ground to handle here. I will get back to this new Shekau video later. I have seen it and I do have my own thoughts on it. But it may take some time

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  11. Fola

    Fulan, welcome back! Hope you are alright? Was a bit strange you’ve not been updating your blog recently.

    Thank God our Army have been achieving successes in their recent battles; I do hope and pray the tempo is sustained! I do believe as most Nigerians do, that BH is on the run and Shekau dead/alive can’t reverse this trend!

    Any SITREP in the offering? Can’t wait!

    Long live Nigeria!

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