In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, October, 2020

Tragedy As Vigilantes Assault Police Station In Niger State After Bandits Killed 4 Of Their Colleagues

Tragedy As Vigilantes Attack Police Station In Niger State After Bandits Killed Four Of Their Colleagues

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No more than 4 vigilante members have misplaced their lives after they had been reportedly attacked and killed by bandits at Tashan Kare village in Kagara, Rafi Native Authorities Space of Niger State.

It was gathered that the assault occurred round 7 am on Monday, October 12, when the bandits blocked Pandogari Highway.

In keeping with a supply, calls made to the police went unanswered, leaving the vigilantes to confront the bandits. The battle ended with at the least 4 of the vigilantes useless.

Angered by the killing, the vigilantes stormed the police divisional workplace in Kagara with the corpses of their colleagues, the place they began a protest.


“They mobbed the police station, burgled the armory and went away with their ammunition. They had been offended that the police didn’t do something in regards to the assault or reply to requires assist , as they left solely the vigilantes to battle with the bandits , which led to the dying of a few of their colleagues,
” the supply added.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed the incident, in an announcement on Tuesday, October 13, mentioned that members of vigilante from Tashan Kare village numbering over fifty reported at Kagara Division that armed bandits attacked their village on Monday and 4 of their members misplaced their lives whereas confronting the bandits.


“Whereas the DPO was addressing the vigilante members on the efforts made by the Police to flush out the bandits, some members of the vigilante turned violent and attacked  the police station,
” he defined.


“On receipt of the knowledge, the Commissioner of Police dispatched a reinforcement workforce led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police accountable for Operations and upon their arrival, normalcy has  already been restored because of the immediate intervention of the Space Commander Kontagora, personnel of operation Puff Ader and standard policemen connected to Kagara division to safe the division. In course of one of many vigilante member tried to grab a rifle from the station guard, he was shot and sustained bullet wound”.

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The PPRO mentioned normalcy has since been restored within the space whereas the Commissioner of Police enjoined the folks of Niger State to be legislation abiding and go about their regular companies.

“He equally warned that they need to not take legal guidelines into their fingers regardless of the provocation as measures are being put in place to safeguard their lives and Properties. He additional directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in cost Investigation to lunch a full scale investigation into the incident to unravel the foundation reason behind the unlucky incident and produce the perpetrators to guide.” He added.

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