Update: How gunmen attacked bank, police station- Taraba Governor

The Taraba governor said no casualty was recorded in the attack in Karim Lamido.

The Taraba State Government has confirmed the attack by gunmen on a bank and a police station in Karim Town of Karim Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba on Friday night.Kefas Sule, the spokesperson to the Acting Governor of Taraba, Garba Umar, said in a telephone interview on Sunday that about 10 gunmen attacked the First Bank branch and police station, adding that the attackers came with one car and five motorcycles.

“They used explosives to gain entrance to the Bank and also shot one of the security guards, he did not die and has been rushed to the
hospital,” Mr. Sule said.

The spokesman did not comment on whether the attackers escaped with money stolen from the bank. He also confirmed that the assailants attacked the police station in the town injuring one officer.

“They also opened fire on the police station, injuring one officer on duty, while the other officers ran away,” he added.
Mr. Sule however said the police men regrouped and pursued the attackers and that no police officer was killed as believed.

“The policemen pursued them to Mararraba and engaged them in a shoot out, one of the attackers was shot, while another one was captured with a machete,” he said.Rescue mission

Mr. Sule said the attackers, after running away from the police, came back some minutes later on a rescue mission.

“They came back, opened fire and rescued their colleagues from the police,” he said.


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