No fewer than 4 policemen were killed on attacks on police formations by unknown gunmen and bandits in Ebonyi and Zamfara States, at the weekend.
Two policemen were killed during an attack on Ugbuodo Divisional Headquarters in Ebonyi Local Government Area, while another two were killed by bandits during an attack on Magami Police Station in Gusau Local Government of Zamfara State.
This is just as 44 persons were killed in attacks recorded in eight states between Friday and early hours of Sunday. 14 persons were also kidnapped in Kaduna State.
Bandits killed at least 21 in attacks on communities in Zamfara and another 12 in Niger. They also killed 3 in Sokoto around the same time.
21 deaths followed by Niger with 12. Plateau recorded five deaths; Sokoto three; Adamawa two while Ebonyi, Delta and Edo saw 1 death each.
Three suspected kidnappers were also lynched to death after a vigilante group stormed a market in Adamawa State following reports of the presence of kidnappers. The kidnappers were said to have resisted arrest and were lynched to death.