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Six Killed including security personnel as suspected bandits attack Chinese firm in Zamfara State
Six Killed including security personnel as suspected bandits attack Chinese firm in Zamfara State

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About 6 persons, including two security personnel, mobile police officers and two officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were murdered during an attack carried out by suspected bandits at PGP company in Birnin Tudu, Bakura Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Monday, June 14.


The gunmen were said to have launched an attack at a company where Chinese nationals were working. The Chinese PGP Company is working on 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.


HumAngle reports that eyewitnesses 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 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 said


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. No expatriate was affected in the attack and no one was abducted.


The identities of the deceased security agents include Ahmed Murtala, CTU Sgt Yusuf Usama, Sgt. Ibrahim Bello, Sgt. Zaharadden Yusuf, NSCDC Sani Abubakar and Tanimu Muhammad, a driver.


Sirajo Aliyu, an NSCDC officer who was injured is currently being treated at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Gusau.


The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.


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