The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has launched an attack on a police headquarters in Gajiram, Borno State, resulting in the killing of at least four police officers.
According to SaharaReporters, it occurred at midnight and mlitary sources confirmed the development as well as a security analyst in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, on Saturday.
It was gathered that the terrorists who carried out the assault around 1am, disguised themselves and sneaked into the town Friday midnight and went straight to the police quarters.
The ISWAP fighters formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, subsequently opened fire on some police officers, killing four of them.
“Sources said mobile police men at the police quarters engaged the terrorists in heavy gun battle which prevented them from burning down the quarters.
“It was learnt that when the troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Gajiram stormed the scene, they (the terrorists) had fled,” Zagazola said.
In other news…
CorrectNG recalls that a 27-year-old man, Wasiu Akingbola was arrested nd arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly assaulting a policeman and setting a police station on fire.
The Lagos State Police Command, arraigned him on four-count charge of assault, arson, inflicting bodily harm and belonging to a secret cult. Akingbola pleadd not guilty to the charges.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Kokoye Olusegun, told the court that the defendant and others still at large committed the alleged offences around 3am at the Oregun Police Post in the Oregun Ikeja area of Lagos.
According to him, Akingbola along with about 15 hoodlums belonging to the Supreme Eiye Confraternity instigated the attack on the police post.
He said the defendant, along with his accomplices, demanded the officer on duty, Inspector Eche Emmanuel, to release one Inspector Kabiru for them but when they were told the officer was not stationed at the outpost, the hoodlums beat up the officer on duty, set the police outpost on fire and ran away.