Kebbi: Gunmen kill two soldiers, policeman, 13 civilians

IGP commends officers' exemplary conduct


Kebbi State has been thrown into mourning with last Friday’s killing of 16 persons by unidentified gunmen in Dankade village.

The Kebbi State Police Command in a statement on Monday said 16 persons and not 50 were killed by the gunmen in the attack.


The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, who confirmed the figure in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State said that 16 people including a policeman and two soldiers were killed in the attack.

He said” The incident happened on Friday around 3.00 the bandits coming from Zamfara State invaded the Dankade village and killed 13 civilians, one police officer and two soldiers.

“On hearing of the invasion, the police patrol teams mobilised to the village and engaged them in a gun duel resulting in the loss of one of our police officers and two army personnel.

“Thirteen civilians were killed and we eliminated unknown number of bandits in the duel. The bandits also set some houses ablaze.

He said that investigation had commenced and called on the general public to assist the command with relevant information to facilitate the arrest of the bandits.

The police spokesman said that the police with the support of public would evolve strategies to prevent the recurrence of such attack.