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Bandits kill DPO, Inspector, kidnap wives of prominent businessman in Sokoto

Suspected bandits have killed the Divisional police officer (DPO) of Gidan Madi police station in Tangaza government area of Sokoto state.

The incident happened on Thursday night, September 16. The gunmen also killed another policeman said to be the DPO's orderly before abducting two wives of a prominent businessman within the area.

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According to a source, the marauders struck around 1.am. The policemen were ambushed and killed while trying to rescue the abductees.

Another account said that the bandits first stormed the station, killed the DPO and one inspector of police before abducting the housewives at their residence. it had been said that the bandits went away with the guns of the slain officers.


The spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, ASP Muhammad Sadiq, who confirmed the attack to Daily Trust, said: 

“At the moment, it's confirmed that there was an unwarranted attack on the Gidan Madi Divisional Headquarters last night. I enjoin us all to await further information on the attack at the conclusion of investigation that had already been directed by the Commissioner who is at the moment conducting an on the spot assessment of the Division, please."

Meanwhile, a member of the community Abdoul said the late DPO died while protecting people from the bandits.

"He died as a man. No words can express how i feel towards his departure, I didn't know him face to face , but I knew his commitment to make sure lasting security in my local government," he wrote.

"He's got killed by bandits, while trying to guard the life of thousands peoples. He refuse to retreat despite the worsening of things , the bandits outnumbered his officers on duty and they were well armed. May your soul rest in jannatul firdausi.

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