Some policemen and gunmen yesterday engaged in a shootout while heavy explosions occured at Gwauron Dutse police station in Dala Local government Area of Kano State.
Also heavy explosions and gunshots were heard around Yalwa along Kofar Waika road on Aminu Kano Way near the famous Gwauron Dutse Hill.
The gunmen were said to have attacked the police station at about 7pm, leading to a fierce gun battle between the policemen and the gunmen.
The gunmen reportedly threw explosives at the station and the police fired back.
The development was said to have prompted residents to scamper for safety.
The gunmen, who were suspected to be heading for the Gwauronn Dutse prison, threw several explosives at the security checkpoints on the Aminu Kano Way.
But the residents of the area have expressed worries over the heavy bombardment and hastily closed their businesses.
Kano state police spokesperson Mohammed Dutshe confirmed the incident, saying that there was a “problem” in the area. He said efforts are being made to reach the police divisional officer to verify the position on the ground.
Eyewitness further claimed that corpses of civilians and security men were seen on the street.
In a related development, sporadic shootings have rocked Damaturu, Yobe State capital as gunmen reportedly engaged in gun battle with security agents.
The Sabon Fegi area of Damaturu was said to be under attack at about 6pm in spite of existing curfew in the state.