Bandits Burn Police Station, Kill 13 In Niger Community
Bandits have attacked Beri town in Bobi district of Niger state, burning down a police station and killing more than 13 people, including a police officer.
The attack was reported by the Niger State Emergency Management Agency in a memo on Monday and comes barely a day after about 200 students were kidnapped from a school in the state.
According to the emergency agency, the attack left several people injured.
The bandits also attacked Unguwan Malam Bako in Kotonkoro district and abducted an unconfirmed number of people, the agency added.
Niger state, the largest in the country, is one of the worst affected states by banditry across the country.
In a statement on Sunday, Niger state Governor Abubakar Bello described the state of insecurity as a “war situation.”
“The situation has reached crisis level, in fact it’s a war situation that we have to confront without further delay,” he said.
Source – Channels
4 Killed In Police Faceoff With IPOB Sit-At-Home Enforcers In Ebonyi
Four people are feared killed in shooting between members of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra and police in Ebonyi.
Early indications are that a police officer and three IPOB members are among those killed, though Daily Trust is unable to independently verify the identities and the numbers.
The shooting occurred in Nnodo in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state where police encountered IPOB members enforcing the group’s sit-at-home order.
A reliable source who doesn’t want his name on print told Daily Trust that motorbikes and cars were set ablaze during the attack.
“And in order to stop them, the police was mobilized to the area leading to shooting during which deaths were recorded,” he explained.
The police are yet to put out any official statement on the incident.
Source – Daily Trust