Suspected bandits have reportedly burnt down a police station located at Kakangi village, Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, killing two policemen in the attack.

The media reported that the gunmen arrived the community on motorbikes around 5:00am and began shooting sporadically.

A resident of the community, who did not want to be named was quoted saying the suspected bandits, who were armed with AK-47, killed two other persons.


Those who sustained injuries in the attack have reportedly been taken to the hospital for treatment.

Ibrahim Nagwari, chairman of the Birnin Gwari Vanguard for Security  and Good Governance (BVSGG), also corroborated the account of the resident.

Nagwari said the security situation in the community had worsened owing to the activities of bandits.

“Security situation has worsened due to armed banditry and kidnapped,” Nagwari said in a statement.

“Many communities particularly along Birnin-Gwari Funtua road had deserted their homes and took refuge in Birnin-Gwari and elsewhere.”

Yakubu Sabo, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, is yet to respond to inquiry on the incident.