- Two people were killed as unknown gunmen numbering about 100 invaded Sokoto state
- The incident was confirmed by DSP Sadiq Abubakar, the spokesman of the state police command
- According to Abubakar, the DPO and inspector attached to the Gidan Madi Division were killed in a gun battle
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A report by P.M News indicates that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and an inspector attached to the Gidan Madi Division of the Sokoto state police command in Tangaza local government area of the state were killed.
DSP Sadiq Abubakar, the command’s spokesman confirming the deaths said that about 100 unknown gunmen invaded the town at about 1:30 a.m and engaged the police in a gun battle on Thursday, September 17.
Abubakar said the incident left two officers Aliyu Bello, the DPO, and Muhammad Abdullahi, an Inspector, dead after they were shot by the armed men dressed in army camouflage.
The police spokesman went on to note that another officer ASP Sani Abdullahi sustained injuries and has been hospitalized.
While the police have drafted senior officers to undertake an assessment of the situation, Abubakar said emergency meetings were conducted by the force along with security agencies, district heads, and council administrators.
He urged the residents to assist the authorities with useful information.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that not less than 17 people were killed by suspected bandits at Dukku community in Rijau local government area of Niger state.
According to eyewitnesses, at about 7 pm on Wednesday, September 2, the gunmen stormed the community and went on to attack a bank at Kagara in Rafi local government area.
It was gathered that the unknown gunmen for several hours laid ambush on the community before unleashing mayhem, killing mostly members of the community's local vigilante group who tried to combat them.
Similarly, a group of armed criminals on Tuesday, September 15, killed a person and kidnapped Major Jide Ijadare, a retired army officer of the United States of America (USA).
Eyewitnesses claim that the well-planned attack took place along the along Ijan Ekiti–Ise Ekiti Road in Ijan Ekiti, Gbonyin council area of Ekiti.
Confirming the worrisome development, Sunday Abutu, the spokesman of the police command in the state, disclosed that the kidnap and killing took place in the afternoon of Tuesday.
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