The “Taliban” of Nigeria strike after a three-year lull. “Islamists attack Nigeria police,” from the BBC:
Armed members of a Nigerian Islamist group known as the Taleban have stormed a police station in the northern city of Kano, killing at least 13 people.
A police source told the BBC there were between 300 and 500 people, some of whom were heavily armed.
The army has been sent in and police have evacuated the area.
The violence comes ahead of Saturday’s presidential elections and follows the shooting dead of prominent Islamic cleric Ustaz Ja’afar Adam last Friday.
A curfew was imposed in Kano following the elections for State Governor on Saturday.
Mr Adam had been a member of the Kano State government but fell out with the governor.
Nigeria’s Taleban sect attacked police stations in the remote north-east three years ago but has since largely disappeared from public view.