Eight persons, seven of them policemen, were killed on Wednesday in Gwaram town, Gwaram local government area of Jigawa State when gunmen attacked a police station, a bank and a Sharia Court.
Assistant Inspector General of Police zone 1, Tambari Muhammed, who confirmed the incident, told newsmen in Dutse that four mobile policemen, three conventional policemen and one civilian guard, were killed in the attack.
According to him, about 200 armed attackers entered the town with motorcycles and cars at about 1:00a.m. local time, to wreck havoc using explosives and other weapons to penetrate the bank, police station and court.
The AIG who described the situation as unfortunate noted the state had enjoyed peace for such a long time, but did not mention whether any money was taken from the bank.
No arrest has been made but more armed policemen have been deployed to the area.