Bandits kills DPO and two others during attack on Jibia, Katsina State
Bandits reportedly killed a Divisional Police Officer named A. Rano in Jibia local government area of Katsina State during an attack on Magama section of Jibia town.
According to residents of Jibia, the gunmen attacked the town at about 3a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, firing gunshots sporadically.
The attack lasted for about 3 hours as security agents and vigilante members fought back. The bandits reportedly stormed the home of a businessman known as Alhaji Lauwali Magama in Magama Jibia.
They abducted the wife of the businessman and their daughter. Neighbors immediately alerted the police who mobilized vigilante members and soldiers to the area.
However, the bandits, who had positioned themselves strategically, ambushed the vehicle bringing officers to the village.
They fired shots at the car from all angles, killing the DPO, another police officer and a civilian in the attack, while two soldiers were left with severe bullet wounds.