SSS repels attack on training school in Bauchi

SSS Director General, Ekpenyong Ita

The State Security Service (SSS) operatives in Bauchi on Sunday repelled an attack by gunmen on their training school, killing two of the attackers.

Confirming the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ladan, said  that one of the attackers had been apprehended.
“I am just coming from the scene. Two of the assailants were killed while one of them was arrested alive.
“The arrested person told us that they were four in number. It means that one of them has escaped.”
According to him, a rod and wire cutter, pair of pliers, ropes, spanner and cell phones were recovered at the scene.
He, however, said apart from the two people killed, no other lives were lost, adding that no damage was done to property at the Senior Staff Training School of the SSS.
An Assistant Director of the SSS, Olu Justine, said that intelligence report on an impending attack on the school had earlier been gathered while the operatives were placed on alert.
Mr. Justine said five of the gunmen came for the operation at about 4 a.m. and that two of them entered the school through a water way.
“Our patrol team spotted them and opened fire, gunning down the two, while the remaining three retreated. One of the retreating assailants was, however, arrested by the vigilant neighbouring local community and handed over to us.”

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