Suspected terror bandits have attacked Nasko police station in Niger State and killed the Divisional Police Officer, DPO.
The DPO, identified as Umar Mohammed Dakingari, was reportedly killed on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, alongside two other police operatives.
PRNigeria quoting a security source said that the bandits were on revenge mission after the recent attack on their hideouts and recovery of rustled cows.
“Recently a led a police team and vigilante in an operation leading to the killing of bandits and recovery of over 800 rustled cows.
“He was having a meeting with his security team for another operation when the bandits suddenly surrounded the station and started shooting sporadically.
“The DPO, alongside his personnel were ‘gunned down’ around 3pm at the Nasko Division of the Nigerian Police in Magama town.
“Though they killed the DPO, and two other policemen, other police officers who were deployed for reinforcement, however, repelled the bandits, forcing them to flee with severe gunshot wounds.”