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