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Vice President Namadi Sambo’s family home invaded

Vice President Namadi Sambo’s family home in Zaria, Kaduna State was on Monday, attacked by gunmen, who came on motorbikes, killing a cobbler working near the house. An eye witness said a policeman was shot in the leg, while the other was shot in the arm and both have been rushed to a hospital for medical attention.

Four people died on Monday, when two suicide bombers carried out simultaneous attacks on Marina police station and Unguwar-Rogo Police station, both in Sokoto.

The attacks also left eight policemen and one civilian injured, while the official car of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 10, comprising  Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Alhaji Muktar Ibrahim, had all its windscreens smashed.

According to findings at the scene of the bomb blast, a storey building situated across the road, opposite the Marina police station, was also affected, while part of the main building where the office of the AIG was located was severely damaged.

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Speaking with reporters at the Marina station, Ibrahim said the incident occurred when a suicide bomber forced his way into the premises of the police station and hit his car against the wall of the main block, causing the bomb to explode.

He said that the blast tore the body of the suicide bomber, leaving only his two legs intact, while a policeman, who was trying to stop him, was also killed.

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