Six persons, including two mobile police officers and two officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were killed on Monday, June 14, 2021 following a terrorist attack at PGP company in Birnin Tudu, Bakura Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria.
HumAngle gathered that the attack was targeted at the company where Chinese nationals were working.
Eyewitness said the terrorists spent one and a half hour attacking the company, leaving two civilians dead, in addition to the security operatives who were shot while observing evening Muslim prayer.
The terrorists, it was learnt, set the Hilux patrol vehicle of the security operatives ablaze and went away with their arms.
“The incident happened in Gora village at a location called MS Team, the very site where the expatriates from China working with PGP Company were working when the terrorists launched the attack,” an eyewitness told HumAngle.
A police officer identified as Zaharaddeen Sani, a Sergeant attached to Talata-Mafara Divisional Police Headquarters was among those killed and Tanimun Muhammed, a civilian from Mafara town.
HumAngle understands that no expatriate was affected in the attack and no one was abducted.
The Chinese PGP Company is working for Trimming Project in Bakori Irrigation Scheme, at Bakalori Dam in Maradun Local Government Area of the state.
The project is meant for the conversion of irrigation farms in the areas into modern canals in lieu of the sprinklers being used by the thousands of farmers in the areas.
After the attack, the six corpses were deposited at the General Hospital Talata-Mafara, Monday evening.
HumAngle, however, was able to get the full identities of all the victims. They are the dead Police/NSCDC Officers:
1. AHMED MURTALA
2. YUSUF USAMA CTU Sgt.
3. IBRAHIM BELLO Sgt.
4. ZAHARADDEN YUSHAU Sergeant
5. SANI ABUBAKAR (NSCDC)
6. TANIMU MUHAMMAD (Driver)
Sirajo Aliyu, an NSCDC officer who was injured is currently being treated at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Gusau.
Muhammad Shehu, the Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara State was not immediately available for comments when contacted.
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