By Kalu Onyemaechi
Three police officers were on Thursday killed, while an unspecified number of others were abducted in a banditry raid of a police station in Niger State.
According to Sahara Reporters, the gunmen in a night raid stormed Ishau police station in the Paikoro Local Government Area of the state and carried out the attack.
The assailants also attacked 11 communities in the Kafin-koro area, which include Zubakpere, Kuna, Aboloso, Kudami, Dakolon Daji, Nugwazi, Amale, Adunu, Ishau and parts of Beni.
Reports say that in six of the communities, the gunmen kidnapped many people including a village head and four of his children as well as five women.
The spokesperson for the police in Niger State, Wasiu Abiodun, did not answer calls made to his mobile phone for confirmation as of the time of filing this report.