Six policemen and one civilian were killed by gunmen on Monday afternoon in Misau, Bauchi State after a police station and a commercial bank were attacked in the area.
Report says the gunmen bombed the police station, killing six policemen and invaded a bank, carting away a huge sum of money.
According to an official of Misau Local Government Council, the gunmen stormed Afribank and the police station in the town at about 3p.m. and started shooting sporadically, resulting in the deaths of the policemen and the civilian and many injured.
He added that the attack would be the sixth on police stations and banks in the state, prompting the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr Hafiz Ringim to order the Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID, Abuja to carry out full and thorough investigation into the series of attacks.
The Misau council official, who witnessed the incident, said many people sustained injuries as a result of the attacks which caused panic in the town.
Reacting, the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ayo Ikechuwkwu Aduba, who confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with newsmen, stated that the command was still trying to get the full details of the attacks and the number of casualties involved.
The gunmen allegedly operated like the Boko Haram sect but none has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.