They swarmed the police station in large number and in an intimidating manner, with a mission to gain access into the armoury.
Three Sharon utility vehicles conveyed them for the operation, and as soon they landed, they started shooting sporadically.
Date was July 23, at 2300hrs and the target, the Maraban Jos divisional police headquarters in Igabi Local Government Area of the State.
They however met stiff resistance from the police officers on duty.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige said in a statement on Saturday in Kaduna that the bandits shot sporadically in order to gain access into the Divisional armoury.
As the station’s guards responded, a gun duel which lasted some minutes ensued, and the police was able to force the bandits on retreat.
“The Operatives were able to secure the armoury, the entire Station and other adjoining facilities at the Division.
“Sadly, one Inspector and two Special Constabulary personnel sustained varying degrees of injuries and are currently receiving medical treatment.
He said, investigation into the incident had since commenced using the available evidence recovered from the scene as effort is geared towards apprehending the fleeing hoodlums.to establish why they wanted to gain access into the armoury
Jalige told NAN that the Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command issued a stern directive to all officers of the command to ensure that proactive measures were in placed to protect all Police facilities in the state and forestall the repeat of the ugly incident.