Bandits attack police station, kill DPO and inspector in Sokoto

Bandits in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state on Wednesday night, shot and killed a police DPO and an Inspector as they abducted 2 married women in a brazen attack on Gidanmadi community.

Eyewitnesses said that the bandits first attacked the police station in the locality, killed the DPO and a Police Inspector, before they embarked on the kidnap mission.

One of the locals told the BBC Hausa in an interview, that at about 1 am,they were woken up by gunshots in the community.

“We knew it was the bandits because a day before, they attacked neighboring Tangaza. They caused serious havoc.. They shot sporadically and killed the DPO of Gidanmaji before they abducted the women.

He said that a team of policemen later came with an ambulance to retrieve the corpse.

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