Breaking News

Borno ex-ANPP boss, 2 policemen killed, woman injured

By Ndahi Marama & Abdulsalam Muhammad

MAIDUGURI – Three days after the assassination of a Chinese national, Chen Jangel and an Igbo trader in Gubio town, Borno State, gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram, Monday, night, shot dead the former Chairman of All Nigeria People’s Party, ANPP, and council Chairman of Gubio Local Government Area, Alhaji Zanna Madami at his residence in the area.

The incident took place at about 10pm.

Meanwhile, Kano State was thrown into pandemonium, yesterday afternoon, following an attack by unidentified gunmen that ambushed and killed two police officers attached to Task Force on Polio Eradication in the state.

A middle-aged woman, whos was a member of the immunisation team, was also hit by a stray bullet during the attack that occurred at Kofar Dawanu, along Katsina highway.

State Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris confirmed that the victims were on polio immunisation assignment when they were ambushed by unknown gunmen.

However, men of the Joint Task Force, JTF, also known as Operation Restore Order, in Maiduguri has debunked claims in some quarters that its men usually kill innocent people whenever there was an attack by the Boko Haram Islamist sect.

JTF added that there were no established or recorded cases of extra- judicial killing, torture, arson and arbitrary arrests by the military, denying that its men went berserk after the Gwange bomb blast that killed an Army officer and two JTF members.

In a statement by JTF Spokesman, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, yesterday, JTF said its patrol vehicle was attacked by suspected Boko Haram members at Gwange, using roadside remote-controlled improvised explosive device, IED.


Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.