Suspected Bandits Kill DPO in Sokoto. The deceased police officer was a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, of Gidan Madi police station in Tangaza local government area of the state.
He was killed on Thursday night, September 16. The gunmen also killed another police officer said to be the DPO’s orderly before abducting two wives of a prominent businessman in the area.
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 was 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 said:
At the moment, it is 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.