Kano State Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris
By Ibrahim Shuaibu
Authorities of the Federal Government College (FGC), Kano on Tuesday confirmed killing of two of its students by unknown gunmen but they said the attack was carried out outside the school premises.
It said contrary to the media reports that gunmen attacked the school Monday evening, the school authorities admitted that although its students were the victims of the attack, the incident, however, occurred at a shopping area in Na’ibawa Quarters.
It was gathered that the killings might be as a result of robbery attack that occurred around the area at the time.
It was gathered that while two students were killed, four others were wounded in the attack contrary to a report carried by an online news agency.
According to the school authorities the affected students were day students and were attacked after they left the school around 6.00pm.
“We don’t know yet what precipitated the attack but certainly two of our students were killed while four others were wounded outside the school,” a source said.
The Vice- Principal (Admin), Mrs Elizabeth Kasuwa confirmed the incident Tuesday and said that the students have been de-boarded from the school after completing their final examinations.
According to her, all of the affected students were males.
She explained that the school Management had visited Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) where corpses of the two students were deposited in the mortuary while the other students, who sustained injuries in the attack, were receiving treatment in the emergency ward of the hospital.
Kano State Police spokesman, Assistant Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rilwan Mohammed confirmed the attack and said that the killings took place around Yar Akwa area, near some shops.
He said that gunmen, suspected to be robbers, might be responsible for the attack which led to the killing of two persons and wounding of four others.