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Two policemen killed as gunmen attack SARS office in Abuja

Gunmen on Monday attacked the premises of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Abuja freeing prisoners and killing two police officers.

The premises of the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Abuja

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, who said the attack on SARS compound began around 2am on Monday, with a “large number” of gunmen killing the officers and allowing about 30 prisoners inside the facility to escape.

He said: “In the early hours of today, 26th November, 2012, at about 2am, unknown gunmen in large number attacked the premises of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Federal Territory Police Command. Policemen on duty responded swiftly and engaged the gunmen in a gun battle that lasted for some minutes, at the end of which the gunmen were successfully repelled.

“However, in the confusion that ensued, about 30 suspects in the detention facilities of SARS broke out of the cells and attempted to escape. Tactical and coordinated efforts to re-arrest the fleeing suspects yielded instant result. So far, twenty five (25) of the suspects have been re-arrested, while five (5) suspects originally being held in relation to robbery related offences are currently at large.”

Mr Mba said investigation into the attack has begun and that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has ordered “water-tight security around all government and police-related facilities nationwide.”

On Sunday, Jaji, the home to Nigeria’s Armed Forces Command and Staff College, one of the country’s most important military colleges was attacked by suicide bombers suspected to be members of Boko Haram. Authorities said the blast killed 11 people.

The suicide bombings and the attack on SARS comes after the military Joint Task Force (JTF) offered a total of N290 million in rewards for information leading to the arrest of top Boko Haram members.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/walter.marafioti Walter Marafioti

    what a morons…

  • nawao

    This Nigeria has become a Tomatoe country. Little criminals take over Army and Police barracks. How come when we really have a foreign invation? Nigeria is indeed an Empty Vessel, too much Bla Bla Bla with out any positive result to show for it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TQZF3RUUEG6SHAWJHLC26PUZM4 Travis William

    What their Good for is to demand millions upon millions but they can’t even fish out this so-called boko haram out and stop this madness, i wonder what will happen to Nigeria if we face other countries for war,i am not praying for that , but since we can’t even stop ordinary home made terrorist,what Nigerian leaders are Good for is to embezzle our fund transfer it to foreign account that;s what they professional for only,BIG SHAME on you all the law enforcement agency in Nigeria

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