Three operatives injured as bandits attack police armoury in Kaduna


At least three operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command were injured on Friday as suspected bandits tried to take over the Divisional Police Headquarters' armoury at Maraban Jos, in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.

The state Command's Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the attack on Saturday, according to The PUNCH.

Jalige said the bandits came into the town in large numbers, shooting indiscriminately with the aim of taking over the armoury of the Police Divisional Headquarters but were resisted by the gallant officers on guard duty.

He, however, noted that despite three of its personnel – an Inspector, two Special Constabulary were left with varying degrees of injuries, the bandits were overpowered as they(bandits) escaped with bullet wounds.

He said the personnel were currently undergoing medical treatment while adding that the command had since launched an investigation into the attack.

The Police Spokesman said, "On the 23rd July 2021 at 2300hrs there was an attack on Maraban Jos Divisional Police Headquarters where bandits in large number came in three Sharon utility vehicles and in their desperate attempt to override the Personnel on duty shot sporadically in order to gain access into the Divisional armoury but met professional and stiffer resistance from the personnel on duty.

"The gun duel between the bandits and the Station Guards lasted for some minutes, however, the superior and tactical firepower of the Police forced the bandits to retreat of which some have sustained fatal bullet wounds.

"The Operatives were able to secure the armoury, the entire Station and other adjoining facilities at the Division. Sadly, one Inspector and two Special Constabulary personnel sustained varying degrees of injuries and are currently receiving medical treatment. Investigation into the incident has since commenced using the available evidence recovered from the scene as effort is geared towards apprehending the fleeing hoodlums.

"In view of the above incident, the Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command issued a stan directive to all Officers of the Command to ensure that proactive measures are emplaced to protect all Police facilities in the state and forestall the repeat of the ugly incident."

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