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Gunmen kill female cop, free 3 detainees

27 April 2013, 08:01

Mayo-Belwa - The Chairman of Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area of Adamawa, Malam Mohammed Bako, said that a female police constable was killed while three persons in detention were released by gunmen who attacked the Mayo-Belwa Police Station on Thursday night.

Bako made the disclosure on Friday while touring the scene of attack, saying that the gunmen used rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) in the attack.

"A female police constable, Rahila Azoko, was killed while a policeman was injured during the assault on the Divisional Police Station.

"Three civilians, including a security man, were also injured in the attack on banks."

Bako pointed out that apart from the two banks and the police station, no other place was attacked by the gunmen who succeeded in burning two police vans at the police station.

"No prison was attacked. As you can see, even the police station was not burnt. The banks were not robbed. Calm has returned to the area," Bako said.

The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that security has been beefed up in the town.

Police anti-bomb squad was seen at the premises of one of the banks, evacuating unexploded devices left behind by the attackers.

The attack is coming some weeks after men of the State Security Service discovered RPGs and ammunition in the bush around the area.



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