GALLANT POLICEMEN DEFEAT ATTACK ON MINJIBIR POLICE STATION BY OVER 30 GUNMEN; TWO FLEEING TERRORISTS CAPTURED

Men of the Police Mobile Force(MOPOL) on counterterrorism operations in Kano

Battle-weary men of the Police Mobile Force(MOPOL) on counterterrorism operations in Kano await the arrival of Mr President following a 3-day crunch period 20-22 January 2012 during which Boko Haram mounted their biggest-ever attacks which claimed 185 lives and left hundreds more in large-scale gun, IED and suicide attacks

VANGUARD
February 9, 2013
By AbdulSalam Muhammad
KANO

Police officers, Friday night, successfully repelled an attack by suspected terrorists on Minjibir Divisional station, 32km east of Kano city. Security sources told Vanguard that the assailants, numbering over 30, stormed the station at about 8.30pm on motorcycles and tricycles and launched an offensive on the station.

The sources stated that the officers on duty responded gallantly in the ensuing firefight that lasted 45 minutes, as the windscreen of parked police vehicles and windows adorning the building were shattered. Vanguard gathered that although, there were no casualties, two fleeing suspects were arrested.

Confirming the incident,the Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris said, ”the gallant officers on duty successfully repelled the attack”… ”two fleeing suspects were arrested by my men and we have
commenced an inquiry into the motives of the attack.” The CP however, stressed that no part of the police division was damaged.”There is no fatality nor injury on our side aside the windscreen of our vehicle and windows that were shattered during the gun duel”.

The police enjoined residents to report
any suspicious element within their
vicinity,adding that “we are also trailing all those that escaped with bullet wounds.”

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6 Responses to GALLANT POLICEMEN DEFEAT ATTACK ON MINJIBIR POLICE STATION BY OVER 30 GUNMEN; TWO FLEEING TERRORISTS CAPTURED

  1. doziex says:

    BRAVO !!! Kudos to the NPF. I wonder what changes they have made to their security posture, that enabled them to successfully withstand this assault.

  2. makanaky says:

    @Doziex NPF Kano have always been brave and gallant especially after that combined assault months ago on the city by terrorist but as for other members of NPF in other cities hey hey hey my broda i dont think so ? They have to prove me otherwise !

  3. beegeagle says:

    Good mix of training and experience. Sometime last year, we suggested that the Kano State Police Command are the most effective in Northern Nigeria.

    The Commissioner of Police had a stated programme to retrain all the 8,000 men of the State Command on CTCOIN operations. That, plus a ceaseless wave of operational challenges, has forced them to raise their game.

    ELSEWHERE, Beegeagle wrote:

    http://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/996-ieds-recovered-defused-and-detonated-by-the-anti-bomb-squad-of-nigerias-kano-state-police-command-in-2012/

    Quote

    “Ride on, ‘Kanawa’ cops.

    Personally, and we said so last week, I rate the Kano State Police Command as the toughest and most battle-hardened in northern Nigeria. Yobe State and Plateau State are also up there.

    These are real and rugged cops who know what time it is and who have more combat experience to boast of than 75% of African armies, never mind policemen.

    http://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/gun-battle-in-gombe-gunmen-mount-gun-and-ied-attacks-on-2-police-posts-many-feared-dead/

    Just check out that stupefying haul yet one Oga in the ATS of all units does not realise that they are at war?

    http://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/nigerian-terrorists-in-mass-importation-of-rocket-launchers-plan-to-ditch-ieds-in-favor-of-rpgs-•-trafficking-carried-out-across-porous-borders/

    The operational competence of the Kano State Police Command might not be unconnected to the the fact that they have deemed it fit to put thousands of cops through CTCOIN proficiency training. It is working and is worthy of emulation.

    http://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/nigeria-kano-state-police-command-train-2153-police-on-counter-terrorism-operations/

    Well done and more grease. You are standard bearers of the kind of dutiful cops we deserve in Nigeria.”

    end of quote

    TRAINING

    http://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/kano-state-police-command-train-personnel-on-anti-terrorism-operations/

    EXPERIENCE

    KANO STATE POLICE COMMAND:
    CTCOIN OPERATIONS+IED DEFEAT

    http://beegeagle.wordpress.com/?s=Kano+State+Police+Command

  4. jimmy says:

    Bravo to the cops .This to me is not SURPRISING apart from the training based on the information that ihave read about Kano it has proved to be one of the states that Boko haram SUSPECTS HAVE met their well deserved deaths or Capture. This also goes to show with proper training , leadership, and procurement and bullet proof vests you will get the desired results.Once again good news on a Saturday morning for me,
    Go Eagles!!!!!

  5. peccavi says:

    Interesting. Good work by the policemen, I wonder how many they were and what their force protection measures were?

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