About 100 Gunmen Attack Sokoto; Kill DPO, Inspector


The Sokoto State Police Command has confirmed the Invasion of about 100 unknown gunmen in Tangaza Local Government Area of the state leading to the death of the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, and an Inspector attached to the Gidan Madi Division.


The command’s Spokesman, DSP Sadiq Abubakar, told newsmen on Thursday in Sokoto that the gunmen dressed in army camouflage invaded the town and engaged the police in a gun battle.


According to Abubakar, the incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. and two officers, including Mr. Aliyu Bello, the DPO, and Muhammad Abdullahi, an Inspector, were shot dead by the armed men.

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