Gunmen attack ICPC office in Kano, police officer injured

Channels Television  
Updated February 15, 2012

Reports have emerged that gunmen have allegedly invaded the offices of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) in Kano where they shot the police sergeant guarding the office and seized his AK-47 weapon.

Gunmen attack ICPC office in Kano, police officer injured

The suspected gunmen, This Day reported, had arrived on motorcycle back, storming the office located in the Hotoro district and fired their weapons in air to disperse passers-by.

The incident took place at about 6 p.m. on Monday as residents of northern Nigeria’s largest city rushed home ahead of the curfew imposed on them following the deadly Boko Haram blasts that killed at least 185 last month.

According to reports, the injured police officer is currently receiving treatment at a Kano hospital.

An eye witness, speaking anonymously, said there had been two gunmen dressed in kaftans.

“They entered the ICPC premises pretending to be looking for somebody and took the police man on guard unawares dispossessing him of his AK47 riffle.

“Immediately after shooting him, they left on the same motor bike that brought them.”

Police spokesman in Kano, Musa Magaji Majiya (ASP) confirmed the incident.

He said “two gun men stormed the ICPC office in the state this evening and succeeded in disarming the police man on guard and got him wounded.”

Majiya said security has been heightened in the area and an investigation has been launched.