Gunmen invade Police Station in Niger, kill sergeant


The Police Command in Niger, Thursday, said that a police Sergeant, Jibril Abubakar, was killed and his rifle taken away when gunmen attacked its Divisional Police Station at Kutigi in Lavun Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammadu Abubakar, told newsmen at the command headquarters that the gunmen stormed Kutigi police station around 3.50 am on Thursday and shot at people, but were repelled by the guards on duty.

He said that the Commissioner of Police, Dibal Yakadi had constituted a seven-man committee led by ACP Abdullahi Tahir to probe the incident and bring the perpetrators to book.

Abubakar added that the command promised a N500,000 reward to anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the gunmen.


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