Latest News:  


Nigerian soldier, 14 suspected militants killed in Kano raid


08:53, April 01, 2013

KANO, Nigeria, March 31 (Xinhua) -- One Nigerian soldier and 14 suspects of the Boko Haram sect were killed Sunday in the northwestern city Kano, according to the military.

Spokesman of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Captain Ikedichi Iweha, told Xinhua that one soldier died and another sustained injuries in a special operation conducted in Yan'Awaki area of Unguwa Uku quarters.

The JTF killed 14 suspects of the sect in the raid in which they met with stiff resistance in the troubled city.

The JTF also foiled a suicide bomb attempt when a Golf vehicle intercepted loaded with prime explosives devices (IEDS) at Yan' Awaki area of Unguwa uku and recovered cache of arms from the vehicle, he added.

He told Xinhua that the troops recovered 14 AK-47 during the battle with the terrorists. "We are working very hard and security will continue to ensure the peaceful state of Kano, assuring that security will not relent in their effort to protect people," he added.

The Sunday morning raid occurred barely two weeks after a motor park explosion killed 22 people and injured 65 others, according to police authorities in the northwestern state.

Waves of attacks believed to be perpetrated by the Boko Haram sect have been reported in the northern and central parts of Nigeria.

We recommend:

People search for gold in Colombia's Suarez

Christians Celebrate Holy Week Around World

Fire razes 400 houses in Malaysia, dozens injured

Holi Festival celebrated in the Philippines

A glance of police dog in Nanningi

LEGO Miniland of iconic landmarks

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:MaXi、Yao Chun)

Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Knight Festival opens in Berlin

  2. Cherry blossoms bloom in Vancouver

  3. Patrol ship around Huangyan Islands

  4. Waterfowls seen in Three Gorges Reservoir

  5. Rescuers still searching for survivors in Tibet landslide

  6. Body found after Tibet landslide buries 83

  7. Beauties in China Fashion Week

  8. 10th anniversary of Leslie Cheung's death

  9. Detailed property curbs in Beijing, Shanghai

  10. New York Int'l Auto Show kicks off

Most Popular


  1. Xi's visit starts new era of China-Africa relations
  2. Opinion: It's high time to stop hijacking Tibetans
  3. Significant risks remain for global economy:BRICS
  4. BRICS summit offers bright sunrise
  5. Western leaders learned nothing from Iraq disaster
  6. Home prices thwarts people's 'Chinese dream'

What’s happening in China

Exhibition marks 10th anniversary of Leslie Cheung's death

  1. Troops, police assist Tibet landslide rescue
  2. Minibus falls off cliff in C China, killing 6
  3. Emergency response to Tibet landslide
  4. Guangxi truck overturning kills child, injures 6
  5. Central China school attack suspect prosecuted