- The police have denied the news making rounds that some officers have been kidnapped
- According to the country's security outfit, only 16 officers were attacked and only four of them lost their lives
- Meanwhile, Shehu Sani has lamented that some officers were kidnapped
The police have refuted the news that eighteen (18) officers were kidnapped by criminals along the Birnin Gwari - Funtua Highway on Friday, January 15.
According to the force, only sixteen officers were attacked in the ambush which was successfully repelled.
Also, the police in a statement made available to Legit.ng claimed many of the criminals were killed.
However, four officers died as a result of the exchange of gunfire. The police also said an officer is missing.
The statement read in part:
"Contrary to unconfirmed reports in some sections of the media stating that eighteen (18) officers were kidnapped, only sixteen (16) officers were attacked in the ambush.
"The officers successfully repelled the attack accordingly and neutralized the bandits in their tens while many of the bandits scampered into the bush with gunshot injuries.
"Regrettably, four (4) of the Officers paid the supreme price during the exchange of gun fire between the Police and the bandits while an officer is still missing.
"However, the remaining eleven (11) officers led by their Unit Commander, successfully recovered the bodies and firearms of their fallen colleagues while concerted efforts are being intensified to rescue the officer still missing."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reports that former Kaduna state senator, Shehu Sani lamented the killing of 18 policemen in Katsina. He called the incident tragic and unfortunate.
He went further to say that despite the multiple operations launched against them, bandits continue to carry out their hideous and nefarious activities in the country.
Sani consequently wondered that if the police in Nigeria are not safe, then who else is safe.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that accolades have been pouring in for Mr. Danmallam Mohammed on his recent promotion to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG).
Among those who have sent congratulatory messages to Mohammed is a prominent Nigerian, Mr. Paschal Offor.
Offor who is the founder of Passy Xchange in a statement seen by Legit.ng on Thursday, January 14 described the newly promoted senior officer as a man of impeccable character, saying that his appointment was well deserved.
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