Nigeria : Gunmen on motorbike attack ex-Inspector General of Police residence, kill one guard
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Oct 15, Katsina : Two armed hoodlums riding on a motorbike attacked mobile policemen posted on guard duty at the residence of former IGP Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomassie. The incident occurred on Saturday 14/10/2017 at about 20:00hrs at his residence in Katsina state Northwest Nigeria.
Police said the hoodlums met a stiff resistance from the mobile policemen who prevented them from getting access into the residence. In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the State Command, DSP Gambo Isah said one Force Number 264505 Sgt Musa Ibrahim attached to 27 police mobile squadron, Katsina, paid the supreme sacrifice and gallantly lost his life during the encounter. He explained that Police patrols teams led by the Commissioner of police, CP BD Gwana arrived at the scene but the hoodlums have already escaped through the dark alleys.
He further added that a stray bullet also hit one Force Number 270124 Cpl Shitu Maikudi attached to 27 police mobile squadron on his leg, who was coming out of the residence in mufti. "He was rushed to General Hospital Katsina for treatment. Eighteen empty shells of expended ammunition were recovered at the scene. The Command is assiduously making efforts to arrest the fleeing hoodlums and recover their operational arms. "Citizens are hereby assured to go about their lawful business without any fear as the command is on top of the situation, "the statement reads.
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