3 injured as police repel bandits’ attack on Maraban Jos station in Kaduna

Armed bandits on Friday night attacked Maraban Jos Divisional Police station in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state but were repelled by policemen on duty.

However, three policemen sustained injuries during the attack.

Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, while confirming the attack in a statement on Saturday, said the bandits came in three utility vehicles to attack the police station at 11pm to harvest weapons in the armoury before they were sent back after a gun duel.

He said some of the bandits also sustained fatal injuries. 

“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.

“The gun duel between the bandits and the station guards lasted for some minutes, however, the superior and tactical fire 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 stern 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,” ASP Jalige added.