A file picture of a police patrol van.
A Police Inspector, Ibrahim Chibok, has been killed throughout a shootout with bandits who attacked Muchiya Kaji village in Niger State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Niger, Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed this in a press release on Monday.
He revealed that two different officers of the Niger State Police Command had been injured throughout the incident which occurred on Sunday in Mariga Native Authorities Space of the state.
Abubakar mentioned the slain and injured officers had been a part of joint police and navy group who obtained a misery name that some armed males suspected to be cattle rustlers had stormed Muchiya Kaji village.
He famous that the group responded shortly and engaged them in a fierce gun battle, including that three bandits had been fatally wounded whereas the others deserted the cattle and fled into the bush.
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The command’s spokesman disclosed that one AK-47 rifle and a bike had been recovered as reveals.
“Sadly, one Police Inspector, Ibrahim Mitra Chibok, connected to Niger State Police Command died throughout the encounter, two officers sustained gun wounds and are receiving remedy.
“The Police are on the path of the armed bandits,” the assertion mentioned.
In response to Abubakar, the slain police officer was a part of the group that engaged bandits and cattle rustlers who invaded Dankolo Village in the identical Mariga LGA on Friday final week.
He mentioned the group recovered 13 cattle and fatally wounded three bandits who had been later confirmed useless.
“The Niger State Police Command and the Pressure as an entire deeply remorse the demise of the gallant inspector for paying the supreme worth in combating armed banditry within the state.
“The police command joins his pals and family members in commiserating with the deceased’s household over his demise. We pray that God Almighty ought to give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the assertion added.