The Federal College of Education in Kano state was attacked today by gunmen who also set off a bomb within the campus
At least 15 people are believed to have lost their lives in an explosion which occurred at the Federal College of Education in Kano state today, September 17, 2014.
Premium Times reports that the victims include 13 students and two armed attackers while 47 people were left injured.
The state Police Commissioner, Adenrele Shinaba reportedly said :
“What happened was that we detected some suspicious movements of some people and we trailed them only for them to open fire around the school resulting to them gaining entry into the premises and started throwing bombs,”
Witnesses said that the attackers invaded the college after killing the security officer at the gate. They then proceeded to throw improvised explosives at students and reportedly shot those who tried to escape.
Reports also have it that security has been beefed up in Kano with armed soldiers patrolling key areas in the state.