Suspected bandits had killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Gidan Madi Police Station in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto State.
The gunmen also killed the DPO’s orderly before abducting the wives of a prominent businessman in the area.
Eyewitnesses said the marauders struck around 1: 00 a.m., on Thursday morning.
They said the policemen were ambushed while trying to rescue the victims.
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The spokesman of the state police command, Muhammad Sadiq, confirmed the attack.
He said: “At the moment, it is confirmed that there was an unwarranted attack on the Gidan Madi Divisional Headquarters last night. I enjoin us all to await further information on the attack at the conclusion of the investigation that had already been directed by the commissioner of police who is at the moment conducting an on the spot assessment of the division, please.”