Bandits killed DPO and six other security personnel, including the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Nasko, Magama Local Government Area, Niger State.
The shooters who attempted to attack Nasko were apprehended by security forces, which included police, military, and local vigilantes.
The DPO, two additional police officers, and four vigilante members were killed during the gun war, according to the Niger State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who verified the occurrence.
“On 15/03/2022 at around 1300hrs, armed bandits/terrorists stormed Nasko village, Magama LGA of Niger State,” Abiodun stated.
“DPO Nasko promptly dispatched police officers with vigilante members, who engaged the robbers in a ferocious gun battle in which some of the hoodlums were neutralised and others fled with bullet wounds.” Unfortunately, the DPO, two other police officers, and four vigilante members were killed during the gun duel.”
He stated that the Region Commander, Kotangora, had sent reinforcements with military troops to the area to prevent a breakdown in law and order.