Bandits attack police station, kill three officers, free informant in Niger
• Abduct village head, four children, many others
No fewer than about 15 communities have fallen under the control of suspected terrorists in Niger State in the past 48 hours following the killing of about three policemen and the abduction of unspecified numbers of the villagers.
Nigerian Tribune investigation gathered that those abducted in the village-to-village attacks by the armed men in Kafin community of Paikoro local government area of the state was a village head and his four children.
It was further learnt that a yet-to-be-ascertained number of the villagers including five women and under-aged children were also abducted across six communities in the local government, adding that they are still being held captive.
Further checks revealed that about three policemen were said to have been killed in Ishau when the gunmen invaded a station Kafin Koro area Police Division to set free an alleged informant who was earlier arrested and detained by the police.
Though the authorities of the state police command was yet to issue any press statement on the killing of its men, our correspondent gathered that the deceased policemen have been buried on Thursday at their respective villages at Kafin Koro and Kuta, the headquarters of Shiroro local government.
The communities under siege are Zubakpere, Kuna, Aboloso, Kudami, Dakolon Daji, Nugwazi, Amale, Adunu, Ishau and parts of Beni.
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