Some daredevil gunmen have killed two officers during an attack at a divisional police headquarters at Gidan Madi in Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
The police spokesperson for Sokoto State, Muhammed Sadiq, in a statement on Thursday, said the armed men numbering about 100 in military uniform, attacked the divisional headquarters around 1:30 a.m.
“On 17/0/2020, there was an unwarranted armed banditry attack reported by DCO, Gidan Madi Division. The Divisional Headquarters was attacked by a group of about 100 armed men dressed in army camouflage.
During the attack and an overwhelmingly heavy exchange of fire, the DPO, DSP Aliyu Bello and one Inspector Muhammad Abdullahi were shot dead, while one ASP Sani Abdullahi sustained injury on his leg,” the police said.
Mr Sadiq said the state commissioner of police, Ibrahim Kaoje, immediately led a team of officers to the scene of the incident.
“The commissioner, assessed the situation, convened an emergency meeting with the sole administrator, district head, heads of sister security agencies, including the Forward Operation Base Commander of the Nigerian Army, and other stakeholders with a view to strengthening the security architecture of the area in order to forestall further attacks and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.
“Meanwhile, the DCP in charge of the state criminal investigation department has commenced investigation in earnest, while intelligence reports are also being gathered for aerial support.”
This is coming barely 24 hours after some gunmen killed one person while abducting a retired U.S army officer in Ekiti State.