Acontingent of bandits stormed the Maraban Jos Divisional Police Headquarters in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Friday but we’re repelled, the state police command said on Saturday..
The Command’s spokesman, ASP Mohammed Jalige, gave the information in a statement issued on Saturday in Kaduna.
Mr Jalige said the attack, which occurred on July 23, at about 11:00 p.m., involved a large number of bandits who came in three Sharon utility vehicles.
The bandits shot sporadically as they tried to gain access into the Division’s armoury, but met stiff resistance from the personnel on duty, the police said.
The statement said the gun duel between the bandits and the station’s guards lasted for some minutes, before the bandits retreated, with some of them sustaining fatal bullet wounds.
“Sadly, one Inspector and two Special Constabulary personnel sustained varying degrees of injuries, and are currently receiving medical treatment,” it added.
The Command said investigations into the incident had commenced using the available evidence recovered from the scene, just as efforts were being intensified to apprehend the hoodlums.