Bandits Kill DPO and four other policemen in Niger
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on February 13, 2023
The latest in the series of tragedy is that bandits have killed a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, and four other officers in the Munya and Gurara Local Government Areas of Niger State.
The victims were killed in a shoot-out with bandits who attempted to invade communities in Munya and Gurara Local Governments.
Wasiu Abiodun, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident in a statement.
He says the officers were able to repel the attack on a market in Munya Local Government Area and also engaged the bandits during an attack on communities in Gurara on Saturday.
Although the police spokesperson identified the slain DPO as Mukhtar Sabiu in charge of Paiko Division, he, however, did not reveal the names of the other four policemen.