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Gunmen attack police station in Niger state, kill sergeant

Gunmen attack police station in Niger state, kill sergeant

- The divisional police station at Kutigi, Niger state was attacked around 3.50 am on Thursday, April 19

- A seven-man committee led by ACP Abdullahi Tahir to probe the incident and bring the perpetrators to book has been constituted

- Anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the gunmen will be rewarded with N500,000

The police command in Niger state on Thursday, April 19, said that a police sergeant, Jibril Abubakar, was killed and his rifle taken away when gunmen attacked its divisional police station at Kutigi in Lavun local government area of the state.

The command’s public relations officer, ASP Muhammadu Abubakar, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the command headquarters, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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He said that the gunmen stormed Kutigi police station around 3.50 am on Thursday and shot sporadically, but were repelled by the guards on duty.

According to him, the commissioner of police, Dibal Yakadi, had constituted a seven-man committee led by ACP Abdullahi Tahir to probe the incident and bring the perpetrators to book.

He said that the command promised a N500,000 reward to anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the gunmen. The command solicited the support of residents for vital information to assist the command in apprehending bad elements in the state.

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Meanwhile, a mobile police officer was, on Thursday, April 19, killed during a bank robbery at First Bank in Ifaki-Ekiti, Ekiti state.

The Punch reports that the robbers carted away an undisclosed amount of money before the arrival of security operatives.

Legit.ng gathered that the incident which was made known in the pictures that surfaced online showed some residents gathered at the bank premises.

The corpse of the slain mobile police officer was said to have been evacuated to an undisclosed mortuary in the area.

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