Connect with us

News

100 Gunmen Invades Sokoto Police Headquarters, Kills DPO And Inspector During Gun Battle

Published

on

Some daredevil gunmen have killed two officers during an attack at a divisional police headquarters at Gidan Madi in Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

100 Gunmen Invades Sokoto Police Headquarters, Kills DPO And Inspector During Gun Battle 3

The police spokesperson for Sokoto State, Muhammed Sadiq, in a statement on Thursday, said the armed men numbering about 100 in military uniform, attacked the divisional headquarters around 1:30 a.m.

“On 17/0/2020, there was an unwarranted armed banditry attack reported by DCO, Gidan Madi Division. The Divisional Headquarters was attacked by a group of about 100 armed men dressed in army camouflage.

During the attack and an overwhelmingly heavy exchange of fire, the DPO, DSP Aliyu Bello and one Inspector Muhammad Abdullahi were shot dead, while one ASP Sani Abdullahi sustained injury on his leg,” the police said.

READ:  APC Suspends Adams Oshiomhole Following Vote Of No Confidence

Mr Sadiq said the state commissioner of police, Ibrahim Kaoje, immediately led a team of officers to the scene of the incident.

“The commissioner, assessed the situation, convened an emergency meeting with the sole administrator, district head, heads of sister security agencies, including the Forward Operation Base Commander of the Nigerian Army, and other stakeholders with a view to strengthening the security architecture of the area in order to forestall further attacks and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.

“Meanwhile, the DCP in charge of the state criminal investigation department has commenced investigation in earnest, while intelligence reports are also being gathered for aerial support.”

This is coming barely 24 hours after some gunmen killed one person while abducting a retired U.S army officer in Ekiti State.

READ:  Secondary School Teacher Accused Of Beating Student Into Coma In Ogun State

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LATEST NEWS

We're Coming For 'Yahoo Boys' Going Spiritual, Doing Money Rituals - EFCC Warns We're Coming For 'Yahoo Boys' Going Spiritual, Doing Money Rituals - EFCC Warns
Metro2 hours ago

EFCC: Lawyer Converts To Own Use N10m Belonging To Client

The Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, arraigned one Barrister Utibe Hanson Inem...

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Says Banks Will Still Accept Old Naira Notes After Deadline CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Says Banks Will Still Accept Old Naira Notes After Deadline
News2 hours ago

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Says Banks Will Still Accept Old Naira Notes After Deadline

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has revealed that banks will still accept the old...

Attack On Buhari: The Children They Taught How To Hate Have Grown, Graduated With Distinction - Shehu Sani 4 Attack On Buhari: The Children They Taught How To Hate Have Grown, Graduated With Distinction - Shehu Sani 5
News2 hours ago

Attack On Buhari: The Children They Taught How To Hate Have Grown, Graduated With Distinction – Shehu Sani

Former Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani has reacted to the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari by angry youths who hauled stones...

2023: Police Stops Tinubu's Rally In Niger Over ‘Likely Breach Of Security’ 2023: Police Stops Tinubu's Rally In Niger Over ‘Likely Breach Of Security’
Politics3 hours ago

2023: Police Stops Tinubu’s Rally In Niger Over ‘Likely Breach Of Security’

Niger State Police Command has stopped a rally organized for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola...

Peter Obi's Campaign Director Defects To PDP Over ‘Lack Of Structure' In Bauchi Peter Obi's Campaign Director Defects To PDP Over ‘Lack Of Structure' In Bauchi
Politics4 hours ago

Peter Obi’s Campaign Director Defects To PDP Over ‘Lack Of Structure’ In Bauchi

Alhassan Bawu, the Bauchi State campaign director of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has defected to the...

"I'll never forgive y'all" - Ayra Star Laments As She Recounts Embarassing Moment With Nigerian Passport Officers "I'll never forgive y'all" - Ayra Star Laments As She Recounts Embarassing Moment With Nigerian Passport Officers
Beauty4 hours ago

“I’ll never forgive y’all” – Ayra Starr Laments As She Recounts Embarassing Moment With Nigerian Passport Officers

Fast rising singer and songwriter, Oyinkansola sarah, popularly known as Ayra Starr has recounted her experiences in the hands of...

Lagos State Police Lagos State Police
Metro5 hours ago

Lagos State Police Rescue Thief From Angry Mob After He Stole From National Stadium

The Lagos State Police Command says officers of Surulere division rescued a man from an angry mob after he stole...

How I Went From Being A Helpless Young Boy To Becoming A Superstar - Actor Lateef Adedimeji How I Went From Being A Helpless Young Boy To Becoming A Superstar - Actor Lateef Adedimeji
Entertainment5 hours ago

How I Went From Being A Helpless Young Boy To Becoming A Superstar – Actor Lateef Adedimeji

Nollywood actor, Lateef Adedimeji has taken to social media to share his grass to grace story ahead of his birthday...

IVD Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter Over His Wife Bimbo's Death, Allegedly Remanded In Prison IVD Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter Over His Wife Bimbo's Death, Allegedly Remanded In Prison
Celebrities6 hours ago

IVD Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter Over Bimbo’s Death, Allegedly Remanded In Prison

Celebrity car dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, popularly known as IVD Autos, has been arraigned in court over the death of his wife,...

BBTitans: Big Brother Holds Double Diary Sessions For The First Time BBTitans: Big Brother Holds Double Diary Sessions For The First Time
Entertainment6 hours ago

BBTitans: Big Brother Holds Double Diary Sessions For The First Time

Big Brother Diary Sessions are back, better, and with a twist this time. Fans of the Big Brother reality show...

close