Some gunmen whose identities are still in doubt, on Saturday attacked the residence of former Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Coomasie, killing a mobile policeman and injuring another.
Mr. Coomasie, an influential Northern leader, was the head of the Nigerian police in the last days of military dictatorship between 1993 and 1999.
The News Agency of Nigeria learnt that two attackers on a motorcycle opened fire on the two police officers stationed at the gate of the residence at the about 8 p.m., but did not gain entrance into the house.
The attackers were, however, said to have escaped with the rifle of one of the policemen.
A neighbour told NAN on condition of anonymity, that the former IGP and his family members were safe.
The corpse of the deceased police officer has been deposited at the mortuary of Katsina General Hospital, where the other injured mobile policeman was receiving treatment.
The Police Commissioner in the state, Besen Dabiya-Gwana did not respond to several telephone calls, but the Command’s spokesman, Isa Gambo, said the police were conducting an operation on the matter.hbj PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I Made Me =N=2.5 MILLION In 7 Days from 2 Common Product I Imported and how you can do the same. Click HERE FOR FREE Details right now Warning To Men: This 3 Foods Is Killing Your Erection. Click Here To Know Them Secret Fruits that increased my Manhood and makes me last 55 minutes+ all time - Click here to get it Warning: Got Arthritis? 3 Simple Ways To Get Cured And Be Permanently Free From Joint Pains. Click Here To See Them REVEALED!! Reduce Your Blood Sugar Level And Reverse Diabetics Within A Short Period Of Time. Click Here To See How MIDNIGHT,Pressed Mr Kilanko Suddenly Couldn't Urinate. Shrink your Enlarged Prostrate Here! Click Here Now