The Commissioner of police in Niger State, Mr. Adamu Usman has confirmed the killing of six armed bandits that stormed Kagara town on Wednesday by his men, just as he admitted the killing of seven persons including a policeman.
He equally confirmed that the heavily armed men riddled the police armoured car with their guns and deflated the tires of the vehicle.
The Commissioner of police who spoke through the command spokeman Wasiu Abiodun ASP, told CAPITAL POST that the Commissioner of police took an assessment visit to Kagara on Thursday where he visited the Emir of Kagara, Alhaji Salihu Tanko to
commiserate with the monarch and the people of Kagara over Wednesday’s attacks.
He explained that the police repelled the attack of the armed bandits which led to the killing of the six of the armed men abandoning four of their motorbikes.
According to the command spokeman, the gunmen on arrival in the town headed to the First Bank branch on Kagara town, to wreack havock where they killed a police man on duty in the Bank, while a boy died as a result of shock of gun shot of the armed bandits.
He said the bandits were repelled by the police men on receving a distress call on the invasion of the armed men in the town and they were engaged in a gun battle which led to the killing of six of the gun men abandoning their four motorbikes which was also recovered by the police.
He told CAPITAL POST that the Emir, Alhaji Salihu Tanko and the Chairman of the Local Government Alhaji Dan Modibo commended the swift response of the police men for repeling the armed bandits attack on the town, adding that, if not for the quick response of the police men the gun men would have wreack untold havock on the town.
He disclosed that the Commissioner of police immediately ordered interdiction of the armed men when he was informed of the invasion of Kagara town.
“Upon receipt of the invasion of the gun men in Kagara town at about six o’clock in the evening, the CP did not waste time in mobilising our men to Kagara and before their arrival, the only armour vehicle stationed in the town was used in repelling the attack by the gun men.
“No policemen took to their heels as reported. The police men were able to engage the armed men in a gun battle and at the end, six of the bandits were gunned down by our men, while they abandoned their four motorbikes escaped with gun wounds.”
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