The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Gidan Madi police station in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state, have been killed by suspected bandits.
The gunmen who stormed the area on Tuesday night, September 16, also killed another police officer said to be the DPO’s orderly before the kidnapped two wives of a prominent businessman in the area.
NaijaNews learnt that the gunmen struck around 1.am and the policemen were ambushed and killed while trying to rescue the abductees.
It was said also that the bandits first stormed the station, killed the DPO and one inspector of police before abducting the housewives at their residence.
NaijaNews further learnt that the Bandits took the guns of the officers they killed away.
The spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command,
Speaking on the incidence, the ASP Muhammad Sadiq, spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, who confirmed the attack to NaijaNews, said:
“At the moment, it is confirmed that there was an unwarranted attack on the Gidan Madi Divisional Headquarters last night. I enjoin us all to await further information on the attack at the conclusion of investigation that had already been directed by the Commissioner who is at the moment conducting an on the spot assessment of the Division, please.”
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