Terrorists have killed two security officers in the Anka town of Zamfara State, North West Nigeria, in reaction to the recent heavy military offensives against them in the state.
In a seemingly retaliatory attack on Saturday, Dec. 30, the terrorists raided a checkpoint in Anka, killing Mallam Bello, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Mohammed Dawai, a former officer of the Nigerian police in the state.
The ex-police officer had retired from the Nigerian Police Force and worked as a chief security guard in a farm belonging to a former Nigerian Senator, Ahmad Yerima before menacing terrorists took his life.
One serving police officer who witnessed the bloody attack and asked not to be named said the armed group invaded the security checkpoint to avenge the recent military raids on their terror camps.
“The security operatives and vigilante groups recently killed several terrorists located at various camps in the Anka and Bukuyum areas in the state,” he said, noting that the terrorists were only playing a revenge game by attacking the security officers.
A similar attack occurred in May 2023 when terrorists killed a Divisional Police Officer and several others in the Maru area of Zamfara.
Neither the Zamfara State Police Command nor the State Command of the NSCDC have released any official statement on the recent incident.
However, the NSCDC public relations officer in Zamfara, Ikor Oche, said: “We confirm the incident as true, but we are yet to release a statement until we finish gathering intelligence reports on the incident in Anka.”
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