No sus­pect was freed in Niger po­lice sta­tion at­tack – CP

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - From Ahmed Tahir Ajobe Minna

The Niger State Po­lice Com­mand said yes­ter­day that no sus­pect in its cus­tody was freed in the foiled at­tempt by gun­men to in­vade a Divi­sional po­lice of­fice in Lemu, Gbako Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Niger State on Thurs­day.

Gun­men had at­tempted to in­vade the of­fice at about 8:pm on Thurs­day, trig­ger­ing heavy ex­change of fire be­tween them and the po­lice.

Me­dia re­ports had said the at­tack­ers freed sus­pects in de­ten­tion and carted away undis­closed num­ber of arms and am­mu­ni­tion.

But the Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Mr. Dibal Yakadi told Daily Trust on Sun­day that the at­tempted in­va­sion was foiled by his men.

He also said that no sus­pect was freed in the of­fen­sive which lasted for about an hour.

Mr Yakadi said con­trary to the re­ports, only one AK 47 was lost by his men in the in­ci­dent. He ap­pealed to jour­nal­ists to al­ways cross-check their facts be­fore go­ing to press.

He fur­ther stated that men of the com­mand are on the trail of the at­tack­ers and would bring them to book.

From left: Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari; Fa­ther of the Bride and Gov­er­nor Ab­dul­lahi Gan­duje of Kano; Emir of Kano, Mo­ham­madu Sanusi II; Fa­ther of the Groom and Gov­er­nor of Oyo State, Abi­ola Ajo­mobi at the Wed­ding Fatiha and the daugh­ter of Kano State...

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