The Police in Katsina have launched a massive manhunt for two suspected assailants who attacked the residence of former Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Coomassie on Saturday.
Two armed hoodlums on a motorcycle opened fire on the two policemen stationed at the gate at about 8pm, killing one and injuring another.
Speaking at a press conference, the state commissioner of Police Besen Dapiya Gwana gave the names of the killed officer as Sgt Musa Ibrahim attached to 27 Police Mobile Squadron, Katsina while the injured officer is Cpl Shitu Maikudi who is currently receiving medical attention.
He said 18 empty shells of expended ammunition were recovered at the scene and that the command was assiduously making efforts to arrest the fleeing hoodlums and recover their operational arms.
“But for the gallantry displayed by the policemen on duty at the residence of the former inspector general of police, the suspected hoodlums would have gained entry into the house and wreaked havoc,” he said.
Meanwhile, Governor Aminu Masari has commiserated with the former Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Sardaunan Katsina, Alhaji Ibrahim Commassie over the incident.
In a statement issued by his media aide Abdu Labaran, Masari described the attack as dastardly, callous and cowardly, vowing that all those behind the targeted attack would be brought to book.