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Police Repeal Bandits’ Attack On Divisional Headquarters In Kaduna

 

The Kaduna State Police Command said its operatives have repelled an attack on Maraban Jos Divisional Police Headquarters in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, gave the information in a statement issued on Saturday in Kaduna.

It said the attack on the headquarters, which occurred on July 23, at about 11 p.m. involved a large number of bandits who came in three Sharon utility vehicles.

According to the statement, the bandits shot sporadically as they tried to gain access into the Division’s armoury, but met stiff resistance from the personnel on duty.

It said the gun duel between the bandits and the station’s guards lasted 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 apprehending the hoodlums.

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