Gunmen kill 15 at college in north Nigeria's Kano

A police spokesman said that officers arrived on the scene and killed two of the attackers.

Gunmen kill 15 at college in north Nigeria's Kano

World Bulletin/News Desk

Gunmen stormed a higher education college in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, firing on fleeing students and setting off an explosion in an attack that killed at least 15 people and wounded 35, police said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in the region's main city of Kano.

A police spokesman added that officers arrived on the scene and killed two of the attackers.

"We heard several shots from the gate area and after a few minutes we heard an explosion at the theatre," said Sanusi Umar, who lectures in English at the federal government college and watched the attack from a neighbouring building.

"The attackers were wearing suits and were running and shooting everywhere."

President Goodluck Jonathan in a statement called the Kano raid a "dastardly attack", adding that "the government continues to do all within its powers to further enhance the ability of ... security agencies to prosecute the war against terrorism to a successful conclusion and provide greater security ... across the country."

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