The Kaduna Command of Nigeria Police has said that its Operatives have successfully repelled attack on Maraban Jos Divisional Headquarters by suspected bandits who stormed the Division in three Sharon utility vehicles
In a statement by ASP Muhammad Jalige, Kaduna Command’s Public Relations Officer explained that the suspected bandits arrived the station in large number. The statement reads :
” On the 23th 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.”
Jalige maintained that the gun duel between the bandits and the Station Guards lasted for some minutes however; the superior and tactical fire power of the Police forced the bandits to retreat of which some have sustained fatal bullet wounds.
The statement noted that the Operatives were able to secure the armoury, the entire Station and other adjoining facilities at the Division.
In the statement, the spokesperson expressed his sadness over the dead of one Inspector with two Special Constabulary personnel sustained varying degrees of injuries during the encounter saying that currently are receiving medical treatment.
The statement added that the 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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