A cross-section of residents in Kano have expressed concern over the spate of terror attacks in the state.
Malam Aminu Ado, a trader at Sheka quarters in Kumbotso local government area, said that “initially the terror attacks were targeted at security agents, but civilians are now on the hit list.”
He noted that the situation might get out of hand as the patience of the residents was being overstretched by unidentified terror group on the prowl.
A restauranteur, simply named Hajiya Talatu said, “We are now being forced to close before 6:00 p.m. due to the curfew which reduces the volume of our sales”.
James Patrick, a mechanic, expressed regret that “neither the security agents nor the civilians are safe from the spate of terror attacks from unidentified people”.
A commercial motorcyclist, who did not want his name in print, said he had been frustrated by “the tedium of pushing his motorcycle from one security checkpoint to the other”.
“Whenever there seemed to be a lull, then the terror attack suddenly resurfaces”.
A special prayer for continued peaceful co-existence in Kano was offered at the city central mosque last month.