Armed bandits have killed a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and eight other officers in Sakaba Local Government Area of Kebbi State, for attempting to repel them during an attack.
Two vigilante members who responded to a distress call with the police officers were also killed by the bandits during the incident on Sunday.
Nafi’u Abubakar, police spokesperson in Kebbi, told Premium Times that the bandits had launched an attack on Makuku and surrounding villages in Sakaba council area.
“Upon arrival in the area, the police engaged the criminals in a fire fight. Unfortunately, the the DPO and eight of his men and two vigilante members paid the supreme call defending their fatherland.” Abubakar said.
Sakaba Local Government Area, which shares boundary with troubled Zamfara and Niger States, has lately witnessed bandit attacks in Kunduru, Bajida and Rafin Gora where many livestock were rustled.