The Assistant Commissioner of Police (ASP) in charge of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Nasarawa State, Ibrahim Tarfa, narrowly escaped death when gunmen attacked his Lafia residence, Thursday, 30 April 2015, the police said yesterday.
Tarfa escaped with a gun injury in the leg but a guard at the gate was shot dead at the residence along Shendam Road at about 2am on of Thursday.
The deceased, Corporal Awodi Inalegu, was on duty alongside another policeman, when the unidentified gunmen stormed the residence, and opened fire upon sighting them with rifles. He died instantly from a gunshot on his chest, the spokesman said.
The second policeman was later on in the day, arrested and is in detention after he ran upon the attack.
Members of the household said the gunmen gained access into the residence after cutting down the razor wire used to secure the fence, which they scaled.
The household said the gunmen were engaged by Mr. Tarfa, who was hit on his right leg.
“He screamed, and the gunmen ran off,” a household member said.
A team of the Special Anti-Robbery Squard (SARS), were prompt to reach the residence after a distress call to them, but the assailants had disappeared at that time.
ASP Ismaila said no arrests have been made yet, although he said the police are investigating the incident to track down the gunmen for prosecution.
He said Mr. Tarfa was rushed to a hospital where he is receiving treatment.
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