Bandit terrorists have killed a Divisional Police Officer and some security operatives in Nasko, Magama Local Government Area of Niger State.
The terrorists killed the security operatives in an attack that happened around 1 pm on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the terrorists who attempted to invade Nasko were engaged by security operatives, comprising the police, military and local vigilantes.
The incident was confirmed by the spokesman of the state police command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun.
According to Abiodun, two other policemen, and four vigilante members were killed during the gun battle.
Abiodun said, “On 15/03/2022 at about 1300hrs, armed bandits/terrorists invaded Nasko village, Magama LGA of Niger State.
“Police operatives with vigilante members were immediately mobilized by DPO Nasko and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun battle in which some the hoodlums were neutralised and others escaped with gunshot injuries. Unfortunately, during the gun battle, the DPO, two other policemen, and four vigilante members lost their lives.”
The command condoled with the families of officers and vigilante members who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.