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Police chief, six bandits killed in clash in southeast Nigeria

Police chief, six bandits killed in clash in southeast Nigeria

A Nigerian local police chief and six bandits were shot dead during a clash in southeastern Imo State, police said, the latest incident in a multi-faceted insecurity crisis engulfing Africa's most populous nation. The clash took place when a large group of gunmen were spotted driving into the town of Omuma in a convoy of three vehicles. Police attacked them, resulting in seven deaths and in 11 arrests. The police gave no information about the bandits -- a term commonly used in Nigeria to describe a range of criminals such as armed robbers or kidnappers for ransom. Southeastern Nigeria, homeland…
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