Operatives of the Kaduna State police command have repelled an attack on Maraban Jos divisional police headquarters in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
ASP Mohammed Jalige, the command’s spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday in Kaduna, the stated capital.
Jalige said the attack, which occurred on July 23, at about 11:00 pm, involved a large number of bandits who came in three Sharon utility vehicles.
According to him, 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 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.
The command’s spokesperson further stated that efforts are being made to apprehend the attackers.