Armed bandits have invaded Nasko village killing the DPO Umar Digari, two other police personnel and four vigilante corps.
Police spokesperson DSP Wasiu Abiodun confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Tuesday in Minna, saying the police operatives and vigilante members were mobilized by the DPO.
According to him, they engaged the bandits in a fierce gun battle in which some of the hoodlums were killed and others escaped with gunshot injuries.
“Unfortunately, during the gun battle, the DPO, Umar Digari two other policemen, and four vigilante members lost their lives,” the spokesperson said.
He added that the Area Commander in Kotangora has drafted reinforcement with military personnel to the area to forestall break down of law and order.