The Police Command in Kaduna State, says its operatives have repelled the attack on Maraban Jos Divisional Police Headquarters in Igabi Local Government Area of the State.
The Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige gave the information in a statement issued on Saturday, July 24, in Kaduna.
It said the attack, which occurred on July 23, at about 11 pm, involved a large number of bandits who came in three Sharon utility vehicles.
According to it, the bandits shot sporadically as they tried to gain access into the Division’s armory; but met stiff resistance from the personnel on duty.
It said the gun duel between the bandits as well as 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 Police Command said investigations into the incident had commenced; also, using the available evidence recovered from the scene; just as efforts were being intensified to apprehending the hoodlums.
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Saturday, July 24, accused the Federal Government of “bombing” the Eastern Security Network, ESN, in Enugu State; while protecting bandits in the North.
IPOB made this assertion in response to an attack on ESN operatives in Akpofu Nkanu forests, Enugu State.
According to the statement issued by the IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful on Saturday, July 24; the ESN operatives did nothing to the Nigerian Army to warrant such an attack.
The statement entitled: “Nigeria government bombing ESN in Enugu but protecting bandits in the North”; reads, “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to place the international community on notice of the unprovoked attack by the Nigeria Army against the operatives of the Eastern Security Network ESN in Enugu on Friday, July 23, 2021.
“The ESN operatives did nothing to deserve this unprovoked attack. ESN has only been defending communities in the area against incessant attacks; as well as destruction of their farms by killer Fulani herdsmen. The hypocritical Nigerian security agents have failed to protect Biafrans; against the incursions by Fulani jihadists.