Not less than 20 suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Kpakungu area of Minna, the Niger State capital.
Two people believed to have actively participated in the crime who are on the run are still being hunted by the police.
Aaron Sunday, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was axed to death last Friday when he led an operation to the Barikin-Sale area of Minna, the state capital.
While the operation was going on according to reports, one of the thugs came from behind and axed Sunday in the head leading to his death before he could reach the hospital to receive medical attention.
The remains of the 47-year-old policeman and father of six children were released by the police authority and taken to his home town, Kagoro in Kaura Local Government of Kaduna State last Wednesday for burial.
The deceased, according to a senior police officer, would have been confirmed the substantive DPO for the station last Monday. Read more