Explosions and gunfire rocked one of Kano’s popular city on Wednesday where members of the dreaded Islamic Boko Haram members had staged deadly attacks in January.
At least six huge explosions followed by gunshots, just before Muslim dawn prayers, which continued for around an hour, residents said.
The causes were still unclear but some residents suggested security forces had raided a suspected hideout of members of the Islamist sect Boko Haram in Tinshama area of the city. Tinshama also neighbours the low income suburb of Badawa, which also houses both Christians and Muslims.
“The whole area has been cordoned off by armed soldiers and policemen. All we hear is that a house suspected to be a Boko Haram hideout was raided by security agents,” said Bala Haruna, a resident of Badawa.