Gunmen kill 3 policemen, abduct several others in Niger


Gunmen yesterday raided a police station in Ishau under the Kafin-koro Police Division of Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State. They, in the process, killed three policemen.

The deceased policemen were shot by the gunmen while others who were in the station ran away for safety.

It was learnt that the gunmen also conducted a village-to-village raid in the Kafin-koro area as 11 communities which include Zubakpere, Kuna, Aboloso, Kudami, Dakolon Daji, Nugwazi, Amale, Adunu, Ishau and parts of Beni were said to have been attacked.

Several others, including a village head, four of his children and five women were abducted across six communities in the local government area.

The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) could not be reached.