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Officer killed as gunmen raid police station in Niger state

Officer killed as gunmen raid police station in Niger state
April 19
21:03 2018
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Jibril Abubakar, a sergeant in the Niger command of the Nigeria police force, was killed while his rifle taken away when gunmen attacked a divisional police station at Kutigi in Lavun local government area of the state on Thursday.

Muhammadu Abubakar, the command’s public relations officer, disclosed this while addressing reporters at the command headquarters.

He said the gunmen stormed Kutigi police station around 3:50am on Thursday and shot sporadically, but were repelled by the guards on duty.

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

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

The command solicited the support of residents for vital information to assist the command in apprehending bad elements in the state.

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