Gunmen, suspected to be members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, on Thursday bombed the Giade Divisional Police Headquaters in Giade Local Government Area of Bauchi State. They made away with arms and ammunition after shooting a policeman on the leg.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the Information Officer of the Local Government, Yakubu Gana, said the gunmen numbering about 10, stormed the Divisional Police Headquaters at about 2.20am.
He said they shot one of the policemen on duty, broke into the cell and released one person in detention.
Gana said that the gunmen, who came in from the Maiduguri axis in two vehicles, a Hilux Van and a Vectra, after the attack threw two Improvised Explosive Devices at the station causing severe damage to the building.
He added that the attackers also took away a Hilux Van belonging to the Divisional Police Headquarters and drove dangerously away towards the area they came from at about 3.30am.
Gana said the policeman who was shot in the leg, was rushed to the Azare General Hospital for medical attention.
The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Musa Mainari, had visited the scene of the incident to sympathise with the police over the unfortunate attack.
He called on the people in the area to cooperate with the police to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime so that they could be brought to book.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Police Command, DSP Haruna Mohammed, said he had no details of the attack. He added, “I will get back to you as soon as I have the details”. But he did not as at the time (6.18pm) of filing this report.