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Bandits raid police headquarters, emir’s palace, kill cop, civilians

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Bandits raid police headquarters, emir's palace, kill cop, civilians
Bandits raid police headquarters, emir's palace, kill cop, civilians

Nigeria’s insecurity continues to worsen as scores of bandits invaded a divisional police headquarters and an emir’s palace in Niger, killing at least a cop and two civilians.

The police command in Niger confirmed the killing of three people by the bandits who attacked the palace of the Emir of Kagara in the Rafi local government area of the state.

Police commissioner Monday Kuryas confirmed the attack in Minna on Wednesday.

Mr Kuryas explained that the incident occurred at about 5.30 p.m.on Tuesday as “over 100 bandits who came with dangerous weapons gained entry into the emir’s palace and the divisional police headquarters in the area.”

He said the bandits gunned down a policeman and two civilians during the attack.