Policeman shot dead by Gunmen who invade ex-IGP’s house

Unknown gunmen on Saturday attacked the residence of a former Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Coomasie, killing a mobile policeman and injuring another.

It was learnt that two attackers on a motorcycle opened fire on the two policemen stationed at the gate of the residence at the about 8 in the night.

According to NAN, they did not gain entrance into the house. The attackers were however said to have escaped with the rifle of one of the policemen.

A neighbour told NAN on condition of anonymity, that the ex-IGP and his family members are safe.

The corpse of the deceased policeman has been deposited at the mortuary of Katsina General Hospital, where the other injured mobile policeman was receiving treatment.

The Katsina State Police Commissioner, Besen Dabiya-Gwana did not respond to telephone calls, but the Command’s spokesman, DSP Isa Gambo, said police were conducting operation on the matter.