Gunmen kill two police officers in Kaduna

Gunmen on Sunday morning killed two mobile police officers at a security checkpoint in Nimbia Village, a boundary community between Kafanchan in Kaduna State and Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The spokesperson of the Special Task Force, STF, in Plateau, Ikedichi Iweha, stated this in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr. Iweha, a Captain in the Nigeria Army, said the victims were not members of the STF.

“The two mobile police officers who were killed are members of Task Force in Kaduna State,” he said. “They were attacked at about 10:30 a.m. today (Sunday).”

The Army Captain said his troops trailed the attackers but did not get them.

He said no arrest has been made while the remains of the victims have been taken to Kafanchan in Kaduna State.

Mr. Iweha said the STF has reinforced its troops in the search for the suspects.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the incident has generated tension among residents of Kafanchan in Kaduna State and Riyom Local Government of Plateau State.

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