A few hours after Naija News reported that some yet to be identified gunmen killed a Nigerian Police Inspector who was recently posted to a rural area in Niger State, updates have been given by the state police command through its PRO, DSP Muhammad Abubakar.
It was announced earlier that Inspector Ibrahim Mitra was killed in a gun duel with some gunmen suspected to be bandits.
Giving updates on the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammad Abubakar reveals that a Joint Police/Military team in Bangi Area under Mariga LGA of Niger State, received a distress call at about noon on Sunday, February 16, that some gunmen suspected to be bandits invaded Muchiya Kaji Village of Mariga LGA, attempting to rustle cattle. It was as a result that the team of security men swung into action to avoid the attack.
Abubakar said; “The team responded quickly and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun battle, fatally wounded three armed bandits forcing other bandits to abandon the cattle and fled to the bush. One AK-47 Rifle and one Bajaj motorcycle were recovered as exhibits but unfortunately, one Police Inspector, Ibrahim Mitra Chibok attached to Niger State Police Command died during the encounter, two officers sustained gun wounds and are receiving treatment. The Police are on the trail of the armed bandits.”
“The deceased Inspector was among the same team that engaged armed bandits and cattle rustlers on 14th February 2020, who invaded Dankolo Village in the same Mariga LGA, recovered thirteen (13) cattle, fatally wounded three armed bandits and their corpses were deposited at General Hospital, Bangi where they were confirmed dead. The Niger State Police Command and the Force as a whole deeply regret the demise of the gallant Inspector for paying the supreme price in fighting armed banditry in the State.
”The Police Command joins his friends and loved ones in commiserating with the deceased’s family over his demise. We pray that God Almighty should give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”