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20 killed, several wounded as gunmen shoot, set off bomb in Nigeria’s Kano college

More than 20 people were killed and several wounded on Wednesday when gunmen stormed the Federal College of Education (FCE), Kano, shooting repeatedly at fleeing students and lecturers and setting off explosions, witnesses have said.
But the police in Kano confirmed the death of 15 persons, including two suicide bombers, at the college.
Speaking on the attack, Kano military spokesperson, Captain Okechukwu Eze, said; “Our men are already there. I’ve called them and they’ve said the crowd is too big. We are yet to establish the exact number who were injured or killed”.
Aderinle Shinaba, the commissioner of police in the state, disclosed that 34 others, mostly students and lecturers, sustained various degrees of injury during the attack.
He said the suicide bombers had before their arrival to the institution, exchanged gunfire with some security operatives along Kafar Famfo-BUK road.
“After the exchange of gunfire, they emerged at the college lecture theatre and detonated two explosives.
“There was another insurgent, who was carrying AK 47 rifle and explosives.’”
He said that one of security operatives was able to shoot him and the explosive went off and killed him.
“We have been able to recover some of the AK47 rifles and magazines used by the insurgents.
“So far, 15 people were dead, while 34 others that sustained injuries are currently receiving medical attention in the hospital,” the commissioner said.
He said security had been beefed up in the area, adding, “We are going to keep our men on ground to enhance security in the school,” he said.
ADEOLA AJAKAIYE