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Bandit-terrorists invaded Nasko village in Magama Local Government Area of Niger State, killing the Divisional Police Officer and six others.

According to the Police, the bandits stormed the village at about 1: 00 pm on Tuesday and engaged in a fierce gun battle with a team led by the Divisional Police Officer.

“Some hoodlums were neutralised, and others escaped with gunshot injuries. Unfortunately, the DPO, two other Policemen, and four vigilante members lost their lives,” the State Police Skoperson, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, stated.

Umar Digari, a Chief Superintendent of Police, was the DPO of Nasko Division of the State Police Command, before his death.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Bala Kuryas, has condoled with the families of Officers and vigilante members who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident, while reassuring members of the public that the Command will not be deterred or relent in its effort to curb banditry in the State.

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