Gunmen have attacked the Adamawa State Police Command Headquarters, Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Area, in the early hours of Wednesday, sending residents of Yola into panic.
The command spokesman, SP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the attack, but said things were under control, Daily Trust reports.
“The attack was repelled, but the identities of those behind it was unknown,” Nguroje said.
The medium quoted a source as alleging that the attackers were military personnel on a revenge mission, following the alleged killing of a military officer by the police.
Although the newspaper said it could not independently verify if military personnel were involved, but the police said investigations were ongoing to ascertain the cause of the attack and those behind it.
Recall that there was a faceoff between officials of the EFCC and some personnel of the Nigerian Air Force at the Kaduna Zonal Command of the anti-graft agency, last Friday.
The NAF personnel were said to have stormed the commission’s office in an attempt to release their colleagues earlier arrested by EFCC operatives for allegedly attempting to forcibly release fraud suspects from custody.
The anti-graft agency noted that its operatives arrested five suspects at an eatery located in the Barnawa area of the state on Monday, following credible intelligence about their alleged internet-related fraud activities.
The EFCC, however, noted that after the sting operation, six military personnel who witnessed the operation at the eatery stormed its Kaduna Command and attempted to forcibly release the arrested fraud suspects but were subdued and detained over the security breach.
The commission added that it engaged with the leadership of the Nigeria Air Force and released the officers to the NAF Provost after they had been duly profiled.