Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Tuesday killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for the Nasko Division in Niger State.
The DPO, Alhaji Umar Mohammed Digari, was said to have been killed together with two other policemen in Magama town, the divisional headquarters.
Digari, was the DPO of Nasko Division of the state Police Command.
PRNigeria quoted a source who said that the terrorists were on revenge mission after a recent attack on their hideout and recovery of rustled cows.
The source said Digari, a Chief Superintendent of Police, recently led a team of policemen and vigilantes in an operation, leading to the killing of bandits and recovery of over 800 rustled cows.
The source said: “He was having a meeting with his security team for another operation when the bandits suddenly surrounded the station and started shooting sporadically.
“The DPO, alongside his personnel, were gunned down around 3 p.m. at the Nasko Division of the Nigerian Police in Magama town.
“Though they killed the DPO and two other policemen, other police officers who were deployed for reinforcement, however repelled the bandits, forcing them to flee with severe gunshot wounds.”