July 30, 2012 – Sokoto Suicide Bomber Attacks AIG Office
A suicide bomber at about 10.46am today attacked the Sokoto zonal office of the Nigeria Police, which houses the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police and in the process, killing self and a police officer who was on guard there.
The bomb shattered the office of the AIG and his official car and its impact affecting the office of the Divisional Police Officer and other shops opposite the zonal police headquarters.
Speaking with newsmen at the scene of the incidence, the AIG, Alhaji Mukhtari Ibrahim said that the bomber and a police corporal, Ismail were killed while, according to him, eight other police officers had various degrees of injuries.
“We had an unfortunate incident where a suicide bomber rammed into the headquarters with car and killed himself. A police corporal, by name Ismail was also killed and eight other officers we injured,” Ibrahim said.
Also speaking to newsmen, the Deputy Police Commissioner, Kudu Nma said that the office of the Police Officers’ Wives Association, POWA was attacked and the bomber killed.
While saying that all Divisional Police offices have been put on alert, the AIG called on the general public to provide the Police with useful information.