Criminals kill DPO, six others

Some criminals have killed at least seven security operatives, including the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Nasko, Magama Local Government Area of Niger State.

The murder occurred on Tuesday around 1pm. 

The gunmen had attempted an attack on Nasko, which led to a shootout with security operatives comprising police, military and local vigilantes.

The Niger State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed the incident, said the DPO, two other policemen, and four vigilante members lost their lives during the gun battle.

He said the Area Commander, Kotangora, had drafted reinforcement with the military personnel to the area to forestall break down of law and order.


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