A Divisional Police Officer (DPO), was among the nine police personnel that were killed by suspected bandits on Sunday in Kebbi State.
The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that the victims including two Yan Sa-Kai operatives (vigilantes) were allegedly killed during a gun fight with bandits in Sakaba Local Government Areas of the State.
Spokesman of the Nigeria police, Kebbi State Command, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar said the incident occurred around 14:30 hours.
Some of the bandits were said to have died during the attack on Dankolo, Sakaba, Makuku, Dokar Kambari and Kurmin Hodo villages of Sakaba Local Government Area of the State.
A resident, Salisu Adamu said: “They killed DPO Jimoh Abdullahi, policemen and two ’Yan sa Kais’. Please we need your prayers. They killed seven people in Inana village alone.”
He disclosed the assailants carted away thousands of cattle from Dankolo, Sakaba, Makuku, Dokar Kambari and Kurmin Hodo villages.
“They started shooting sporadically which prompted the village people to flee for safety in different directions.
The outlet said, Husseini Bala, another resident of Dirin Daji, confirmed the policemen went missing after the attack.