Gunmen attacked a Divisional Police Headquarters at Gidan Madi in Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State, a border community along Nigeria’s border with Niger Republic, on Thursday killing the Divisional Police Officer and Assistant Superintendent of Police
The Sokoto State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muhammed Sadiq, in a statement, said the armed men numbering about 100, in military uniform, launched the attack around 1:30 a.m.
“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,” he said.
The police spokesman said the commissioner of police, Ibrahim Kaoje, immediately led a team of officers to the scene of the incident, to assess the situation and convened an emergency meeting with stakeholders.
“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 an investigation in earnest, while intelligence reports are also being gathered for aerial support”, he stated
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