Fear Grips Middlebelt as Gunmen Attack Police Station, 3 Officers Feared Dead, Villagers Abducted

Fear Grips Middlebelt as Gunmen Attack Police Station, 3 Officers Feared Dead, Villagers Abducted

  • No fewer than three police officers have been sent to an early grave by gunmen in Ishau, Paikoro local government area of Nigera state
  • The tragedy took place when the attackers struck at the police division to set free an alleged informant
  • The spokesman for the Niger police command is yet to confirm the attack as at the time of filing this report

Paikoro -There was pandemonium in Niger state as unknown gunmen reportedly attacked a station in Ishau under the Kafin-koro Police Division of Paikoro local government area.

The Nation reports that three policemen on duty were reportedly killed while others ran away in a raid on the police station.

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Suspected terrorists in Niger state killed three policemen in Paikoro local government area. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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It was gathered that gunmen invaded the police station to allegedly free an informant who was in police custody.

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After the invasion, the gunmen suspects also conducted a village-to-village raid in Kafin-koro area of the state, Nigerian Tribune added.

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Eleven communities including Zubakpere, Kuna, Aboloso, Kudami, Dakolon Daji, Nugwazi, Amale, Adunu, Ishau and parts of Beni were attacked.

Several others, including a village head, four of his children and five women were abducted across six communities in the local government.

At the time of filing this report Wasiu Abiodun, Niger Police spokesman was yet to confirm the development.

Pandemonium in southeast as gunmen attack police station again, kill inspector

Legit.ng previously reported that unknown gunmen have attacked another police station in the southeast region.

A police officer was killed during the incident which took place at Mgbidi divisional police headquarters, Orsu West local government area of Imo state.

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Michael Abattem, police public relations officer, confirming the attack in a statement on Saturday, January 15, said another officer sustained a minor bullet injury on his hand in the attack.

The police spokesperson said the attackers attempted to invade the police station on Friday, January 14, but were repelled by officers on duty.

Gunmen bomb police headquarters, free detainees

In a related development, gunmen attacked the Ideato South local government area police headquarters in Dikenafai, Imo state.

The attack, which took place on Thursday, January 6, saw some detainees set free after the attackers were said to have bombed the facility.

The hoodlums, who came in large numbers destroyed the building with explosives.

Source: Legit.ng

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