Unknown Gunmen Attack Police Checkpoint, Kill Three Officers

Contingent Commander, Ehide introduces Lagos State Police Command, Ward Ogbu to Amisom Mogadishu Regional Commander of the Nigeria Formed Police Unit, Mustapha Alamutu, on 6th January 2014 at Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu. Ward Ogbu had arrived with seventy officers to replace seventy officers who were leaving Mogadishu after completing their rotation. The AMISOM Police which comprises Ugandan, Nigerian, Ghanaian, Sierra Leoneian police,has the mandate to provide mentoring and advisory support to SPF on basic police duties, such as human rights observation, crime prevention strategies, community policing, search procedures and investigations. AU UN IST PHOTO / David Mutua

Three policemen serving at Fadan Karshi Outpost in Sanga local government area of Kaduna state were on Tuesday gunned down by unknown gunmen at a checkpoint between Fadan Karshi and Sabon Gida village.

Abubakar Abba, vice-chairman of Sanga local government council, confirmed the incident to NAN on Wednesday.

He added that the bodies have been deposited at the Gwantu General Hospital.

“Two policemen died on the spot and the third one died on the way to the hospital. Meanwhile, investigation had commenced as security agents have swung into action while members of the community have been urged to be calm,” he said.

He lamented over the increase in the wave of crime in the area and appealed to relevant security agencies to rise up to the challenge.

Suleiman Abubakar, deputy police public relations officer of Kaduna command, an assistant superintendent of police, confirmed the incident, saying a statement would soon be issued on the development.

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