Seven policemen have been reported missing after they were attacked by bandits along the Birnin Gwari-Funtua road in Kaduna State on Friday.
It was gathered that 15 police officers left Minna, Niger State for Kano State for an assignment when they were ambushed and kidnapped by the criminals along the Farin-Ruwa junction.
However, eight of the officers have been rescued and are in the custody of military operatives in Maganda, according to a vigilante source who spoke to Daily Trust in Birnin Gwari.
According to the Chairman of Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU), Salisu Haruna, some of the policemen are still missing, adding that other officers around Dogon Dawa and other nearby communities had been informed of the incident.
Meanwhile, suspected Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military base and raze down public buildings forcing residents to flee their homes in Marte community at the fringes of Lake Chad Basin, Borno State.
The terrorists in their hundreds stormed the recently resettled community in the northern part of the state on Friday evening, shooting from all angles and forcing returnees to flee into the bushes, Daily Trust reports.
An official of the Borno State Government disclosed that there was a gun battle between troops and insurgents for hours at Marte town on Friday evening.
According to the source, hundreds of civilians slept in the bushes and trekked throughout the night but have started arriving Dikwa town, which is about 25 kilometers away.