Gunmen kill DPO, Inspector, kidnap wives of affluent businessman in Sokoto.

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Unknown gunmen have murdered a DPO, Inspector and kidnapped the wives of prominent businessman in Sokoto.

The murdered Divisional Police Officer (DPO) is attached to the Gidan Madi police station in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state.

The incident happened on night of  Wednesday, September 16. During the raid a police officer was also killed, before The gunmen proceed to abduct the wives of a known business tycoon.

It is said that the gunmen started the raid at about 1:00 am and that the policemen where killed while they were trying to rescue the abductees.

Seome also say that the police station was the first point of call for the bandits as they went to real with the police officers before raiding the area

The incident has been confirmed to The Daily Trust by the spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, ASP Muhammad Sadiq.

“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 investigation that had already been directed by the Commissioner who is at the moment conducting an on the spot assessment of the Division, please.”

Meanwhile members of the community are currently mourning the death of the deceased.

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