Abiodun OBA

The Police Command in Niger State, has commenced investigation into the attack on the palace of the Emir of Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of the state by gunmen where a policeman and two civilians were killed.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Monday Kuryas, revealed this in Minna on Wednesday.

Kuryas said the incident occurred at about 5.30 p.m.on Tuesday and that over 100 attackers who came with dangerous weapons were able to gain entry into the Emir’s palace and the divisional police headquarters in the area.

He said a policeman and two civilians were gunned down by the bandits during the incident.

Similarly, Kuryas said, some gunmen also attacked Kachiwe village in Sarkin Pawa headquarters of Munya Local Government Area of the state.

He said the bandits sneaked from their hideout in Kaduna State to execute the heinous act.

”I don’t have the actual number of people killed during the attack,” he said.

The commissioner, however, said that the command was not resting on its oars in an effort to rid the state of crime and criminality and appealed to residents of the state to provide timely information to security agencies  to track down the perpetrators of the criminal act.

According to him, a team of policemen have been despatched to the area to safeguard lives and property of people of Sarkin Pawa.

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