Gunmen have reportedly attacked the residence of the Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Aminu Iya-Abass, in Yola.
The residence located in Mbamba, a surbub of Yola was attacked on Friday morning. Two of the family members of the Speaker were said to be kidnapped.
The gunmen, according to sources, carried out the attack, with the intent of kidnapping the Speaker, luckily, however, he was not at the residence when the attackers came.
The Police Command in the state on Friday confirmed the incident but debunked media reports that any policeman died during the attacks.
The source, who works for the family and who narrated the account of the attacks said, he believed the gunmen came for the Speaker, because they were well armed.
“During the attack, the gunmen overpowered the policemen on duty, fired and killed one of the vigilantes guarding the house, on the spot while one of the policemen, also sustained bullet wounds.
After they overpowered the security operatives at the Speaker’s residence, they took away two persons”, the source said.
It was later learnt that the policeman with gun wounds later died on Friday from gun wounds sustained during the attacks.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa Police Command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, who confirmed the attack on the Adamawa Speaker’s residence, denied the death of any policeman in the attack.