The Police Command in Niger on Thursday has said that gunmen attacked its Divisional Police Station at Kutigi in Lavun Local Government Area of the state, leading to the death a police Sergeant, Jibril Abubakar, was killed and his rifle taken away.
While addressing newsmen at the command headquarters, ASP Muhammadu Abubakar, the command’s Public Relations Officer said that the gunmen stormed Kutigi police station around 3.50 am on Thursday and shot at people, but were repelled by the guards on duty.
He said that a seven-man committee led by ACP Abdullahi Tahir, has been constituted by the Commissioner of Police, Dibal Yakadi to probe the incident and bring the perpetrators to book.
The command solicited the support of residents for vital information to assist the command in apprehending bad elements in the state.
He said that the command promised a N500,000 reward to anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the gunmen.