Atleast nine Policemen including a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), and two local security guards popularly called Vigilantes, were reported to have been killed and dozens of cattle rustled away during attacks in Kebbi State.
As gathered, the deceased died during a gun fight between the policemen and gunmen engaged in a face-off in Sakaba Local Government Areas.
Some of the communities attacked by the gunmen during attacks in the state include Dankolo, Sakaba, Makuku, Dokar Kambari, and Kurmin Hodo communities in Sakaba Local Government.
The Public Relations Officer for the command Nafi’u Abubakar, narrated that the incident occurred around 14:30 hours yesterday.
A resident, Salisu Adamu, said: “They killed DPO Jimoh Abdullahi, policemen and two ’Yan sa Kais’. Please we need your prayers. They killed seven people in Inana village alone.”
He disclosed the assailants carted away thousands of cattle from Dankolo, Sakaba, Makuku, Dokar Kambari and Kurmin Hodo villages.
“They started shooting sporadically which prompted the village people to flee for safety in different directions.”