Gunmen Attack Adamawa Police Headquarters

It was gathered that the identity of those who were behind the attack was unknown at the time of filling this report.
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Gunmen were said to have attacked the Adamawa State Police Headquarters, Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Area, in the early hours of Wednesday, sending residents of Yola into panic.

According to Daily Trust, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman  Nguroje, confirmed the attack, stating things were under control.

Nguroje said, “The attack was repelled, but the identities of those behind it was unknown.”

The newspaper quoted a source as alleging that the attackers were military personnel on a revenge mission, following the alleged killing of a military officer by the police.

Although the newspaper said it could not independently verify if military personnel were involved, the police said investigations were ongoing to ascertain the cause of the attack and those behind it.

It was gathered that there was a faceoff last Friday between officials of the EFCC and some personnel of the Nigerian Air Force at the Kaduna Zonal command of the anti-graft agency.

The NAF personnel were said to have stormed the commission’s office in an attempt to release their colleagues earlier arrested by EFCC operatives for allegedly attempting to forcibly release fraud suspects from custody.

The anti-graft agency noted that its operatives arrested five suspects at an eatery located in the Barnawa area of the state on Monday following credible intelligence about their alleged internet-related fraud activities.

However, a statement released on Friday by EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale, gave the names of those suspected fraudsters as Favour Itung, Rachael Ande, Zuleiman Haruna, Abubakar Ismaila and Solomon Olobatoke.

The EFCC, however, affirmed that after the sting operation, six military personnel who witnessed the operation at the eatery stormed its Kaduna Command and attempted to forcibly release the arrested fraud suspects but were subdued and detained over the security breach.

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