Bandits in Niger State have carried out the killing of the wife of a serving policeman along with her mother.
The incident occurred at Zhibi community in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State.
Daily Trust Saturday had reported penultimate Wednesday how the gunmen broke into the policeman’s compound located in the community neighbouring Dei-Dei town in the FCT.
They injured the policeman to an unconscious state, before abducting his wife alongside her newborn baby, as well as her mother, who came to assist with her postnatal needs.
The commander of the security vigilante in Gauraka town, Sabo Abdullahi, told Daily Trust Saturday that two corpses identified as the policeman’s wife and his mother-in-law, were discovered with bullet injuries around Apo village in the community, which is not far from a bandits’ camp, around the axis.
He said the development was coming after their captors had handed over the woman’s baby to one of their released victims residing in the community, directing him to take the child to Zhibi community.
Daily Trust reporter met the police officer, Ogwuche Simon, in his compound at Zhibi community on Thursday after he left Maitama General Hospital, Abuja where he was taken to for treatment.
He stated that he travelled to Gauraka community on that day and brought back the baby from the police outpost in the community where he was kept after he identified him as his son.
It was gathered that the bandits demanded N30 million ransom before they killed the two people.
The Suleja police area commander ACP Muhammad S. Musa confirmed the incident, adding that the two corpses had been deposited at the Umaru Musa Yaradua Memorial Hospital in Sabon-Wuse town, along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.