Unknown gunmen reportedly invaded the residence of ASP Aliyu Umar on Monday.
During the attack in Kofar Kona, Zaria Local Government Area, Kaduna State, the attackers killed one person and injured another.
The Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team member whose home was attacked (IRT),
The gunmen reportedly stormed the area in large numbers, firing sporadically at the officer’s home.
In a statement released on Tuesday, IGP team member Umar said the gunmen seemed to have targeted his house.
He said the terrorists killed Abubakar Aliyu and shot an elderly man named Abubakar in the chest, sending him to the hospital.
“My house was full of over twenty people, including my Egyptian friend, my elderly mother, and my siblings,” Umar said. When I heard gunshots, I opened my front door expecting police officers on patrol, but I saw three people with guns and ran back inside, shutting and locking it.”
The ASP said the gunmen shot holes in his house door while trying to enter the area.
“By Allah, none of my family was affected,” he said. However, one Abubakar Sani was killed and another, Abubakar, was shot in the chest and taken to hospital.
Umar added that the bandits robbed his Fulani neighbours of an unknown number of cows just outside Zaria’s Kodak Kona gate.
The ASP assured that calm has returned to the area after a combined team of security agents rescued them.