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Bandits kill DPO, eight other Policemen, vigilantes In Kebbi

The Kebbi State Police Command, on Monday, confirmed the killing of a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), eight other policemen and two ‘Yan Sa-Kai operatives during a gun duel with suspected bandits in Sakaba Local Government Areas of the state.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, disclosed this to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi.

Abubakar said: “DPO Sakaba, eight other policemen and two ‘yan-sa-kais lost their lives during a gun duel with the bandits on Sunday at about 14:30 hours.”

The bandits on Sunday attacked Dankolo, Sakaba, Makuku, Dokar Kambari and Kurmin Hodo villages of Sakaba Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

Two vigilante operatives, popularly known as ’Yan-Sa-Kai’ and an unspecified number of residents of the villages were reported killed.

Alhaji Ladan Musa Mohammed, Chief of Sakaba Chiefdom described the attack as disheartening.

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