- Suspected kidnappers killed three Nigerian police officers when they carried out a new attack in Suleja, Niger state
- The officers were reportedly a suspected reaction to an emergency call when the gunmen ambushed them near the Old Barracks
- Meanwhile, the State Police Command has yet to respond to the sad development, even as Suleja Council Chairman Abdullahi Shuaibu Maje has confirmed the incident.
Armed suspected kidnappers killed three police officers and a commercial motorcyclist in Suleja, Niger state.
Daily Trust reports that the incident unfolded on Thursday, May 12, around 11:00 p.m p.m.
Reportedly, police officers responded to a 911 call when they were near a place called Old Barracks They were ambushed.
A source said:
“ They were ambushed by the Gunm who signaled their arrival seemed to be expected.”
Suleja Council Chairman confirms the incident
Suleja Council Chairman Abdullahi Shuaibu Maje, who confirmed the incident , announced that about three people, including a vigilante, survived the attack.
He noted that they were currently being treated at a hospital in the area.< /p>< h2>Police Respond
At the time of filing this report, the state’s police spokesman, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, was not taking calls or responding to the text message sent to him.
IPOB: 4 police officers killed as gunmen attack police squad
In another report, an attack is said to have been carried out by suspected suspects riots against the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) has resulted in the deaths of four police officers.
The attack on Monday 9 August was the result of an exchange of fire between police officers and Unknown armed men at the Nnewi Police Area Command, Anambra State.
Speaking to Channels TV, Anambra State Police Command spokesman Tochukwu Ikenga said his office has not yet released a detailed report about the incident.
IGP Baba says he became chief of police at a very difficult time
Meanwhile, Usman Alkali Baba, the inspector general Police (IGP) who have done so said he had taken the reins of the force at a very difficult time.
President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Baba during the height of the outlaw indigenous people’s uprising Population of Biafra (IPOB) in April.
The militants then broke loose, burned down police stations and freed prisoners.