- Suspected kidnappers have killed three Nigerian policemen when they carried out a fresh attack in Suleja, Niger state
- According to reports, the officers were allegedly responding to a distress call when the gunmen ambushed them around the Old Barracks
- Meanwhile, the state police command is yet to react to the sad development even as the Suleja Council Chairman, Abdullahi Shuaibu Maje, has confirmed the incident
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed three policemen and a commercial motorcyclist in Suleja, Niger State.
Daily Trust reports that the incident took place around 11: 00 pm on Thursday, May 12.
The policemen were reportedly responding to a distress call when they were ambushed near a place called Old Barracks.
A source said:
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“They were ambushed by the gunmen, who seemed to be expecting their arrival."
Suleja Council Chairman confirm the incident
Suleja Council Chairman, Abdullahi Shuaibu Maje, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that about three persons, including a vigilante member, survived the attack.
He noted that they were currently being treated at a hospital in the area.
As at the time of filing this report, the Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, neither answered calls nor replied to the text message sent to him.
IPOB: 4 officers killed as gunmen attack police command
In another report, an attack allegedly carried out by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has led to the death of four police officers.
The attack which occurred on Monday, august 9, was as a result of the gun battle ensued between the police and unknown gunmen at the Police Area Command in Nnewi, Anambra state.
In a chat with Channels TV, the spokesman for the Anambra State Police Command, Tochukwu Ikenga, said that his office is yet to receive a detailed report on the incident.
IGP Baba says he became police boss at a very difficult time
Meanwhile, Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has said he took over the reins of the force at a very difficult time.
President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Baba during the height of the insurrection of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in April.
The militants had broken loose at the time burning down police stations and setting prisoners free.