A French police officer shot and injured a man who attacked him with a hammer outside Paris’s Notre-Dame cathedral on Tuesday, authorities said.
Police sealed off the area in front of the cathedral, where the attacker lay injured on the ground.
The attack comes with France on high alert for more jihadist strikes after a weekend attack in London, where extremists used a van and knives to crush to death and kill seven people, one of them French.
Authorities in Paris asked the public to stay away from Notre-Dame, one of France’s biggest tourist attractions situated on the banks of the Seine river in the heart of the capital.
French TV reported scenes of panic during the shooting, with tourists scrambling for cover.
Former governor of Kano state has debunked rumours that fuel price will be increased from 145 naira to 150 naira.
Speaking with channels TV presenter Seun okinbaloye on Monday he said the matter has not even been discussed in the house of assembly and this has been in existence since 2007. He said only 5 naira will be taken from the current price of 145 naira to fund road projects across the country.
Police name two of the terrorists involved in the London attack as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane.