Nigeria's Boko Haram suspected in Kano police attack
Addis Ababa, April 27, 2012 (WIC) - After the recent attacks in Kano, an overnight curfew was imposed in the city ck on a police station in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, police say.
A BBC correspondent says that gunmen stormed the station, throwing explosives and an hour-long shoot-out ensued.
The gunmen are suspected to be Islamist militants from Boko Haram, which recently carried out multiple bomb attacks in Kano, killing 185 people.
Police also say they shot at a bus near another police post yesterday.
There are no details of casualties in this early morning incident, which occurred near the same police station in the city's Mandawari area where an officer was killed on Friday night in another suspected Boko Haram attack.
The BBC's Abdullahi Kaura Abubakar in Kano says the Sunday evening attack on a police station in the Naibawa district, on the outskirts of Kano, happened just before the start of the dusk-to-dawn curfew.
"We are scared. The police and Boko Haram members are battling each other and there is gunfire everywhere," local resident Usman Ibrahim Bello told the Reuters news agency.
The curfew was imposed after the 20 January bombings - the most deadly since Boko Haram began its campaign of violence in 2009.
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