In what has been a rather calm time so far for Jigawa State, it was again disturbed Wednesday by gunmen who in fresh attacks, killed seven policemen and one civilian on Gwaram in Gwaram Local Government of the state.
Being the third strike on the town so far, the gunmen, who stormed the area in the early hours of yesterday, attacked a police station, Sharia Court and a bank.
The policemen on duty in a bid to fight back the terrorists had exchanged fire for several hours but were later overpowered, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone One, Kano, Tambari Yabo, confirmed the incident to journalists in Dutse, the state capital.
“About 200 terrorists came on motorcycles and some stolen cars, attacked a police station, a bank and a sharia court in Gwaram at about 1.a.m. today. Unfortunately we lost seven of our men and one civilian during the attack.”
At the time of filing this report, no arrest had been made, but security surveillance had been intensified in the area. However, the corpses of those killed were taken to mortuary at Resheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital, Dutse the state capital.