News just emerging from Kaduna has revealed that the town of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State has been thrown into confusion as heavily armed bandits took over the Police Station in the area and burnt it down after about two hours of gun battle with troops.
The police station was completely razed in an attack that started at midnight, according to sources. Banks and other public buildings were reportedly bombed along with the Police Station.
The sources, who claimed to have witnessed the attack, said the bandits also planted Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that exploded simultaneously in addition to sporadic gun shots. The whole area was reportedly sealed by the unidentified gunmen whose number could not be ascertained because of they came in the dark. Several police officers and some of the bandits are believed to have died in the attack which lasted about two hours.
“We are trapped, and under fear, we need military support to, if not there is no certainty on our lives. As I speak, they are still firing”, one of the sources had said.