From Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi
Bandits’ yesterday killed a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and four Mobile Policemen (MOPOL) including 2 vigilante in Kebbi communities.
The attack took place on Sunday in Dankolo, Sakaba, Makuku, Dokar Kambari and Kurmin Hodo villages of Sakaba Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
Security sources who confirmed the attack to our correspondent said two vigilante operatives popularly known as ’Yan Sa Kai and an unspecified number of residents of the villages were also killed.
“The bandits too suffered heavy casualty from our men,” one of the sources said.
A resident, Salisu Adamu, said: “Bandits have attacked our villages since around 8:00 a.m. up to these hours. Please we need your prayers.
“They have killed DPO Jimoh Abdullahi, four policemen and two ’Yan sa Kai. Please we need your prayers. They killed seven people in Inana village alone.
“They carted away thousands of cattle from Dankolo, Sakaba, Makuku, Dokar Kambari and Kurmin Hodo villages and many food items.
“They came with more than 100 motorcycles, well-armed and started shooting sporadically which prompted the village people to flee for safety in different directions.”
Confirming the incident the Police Public Relations officer DSP Nafiu Abubakar said the DPO and nine others were confirmed dead.