Unknown gunmen have reportedly opened fire on security operatives at a checkpoint along Kagoro-GidanWaya Road in Kaura local government area of Kaduna state, killing two police Sergeants and leaving two others with several degrees of injuries.
We heard the incident occurred at about 9:30am when the gunmen swooped on the policemen and opened fire on them.
Eye witness said six of the policemen were manning the check point when the incident happened claiming the lives of the two police Sergeants, two others escaped unhurt while the remaining two were said to be critically injured.
The eyewitness said the injured policemen were rushed to the General Hospital Kafanchan.
According to the witness, “This morning, around 9:30am, two police men were killed by gun men along Kagoro-GidanWaya Road, we strongly believe they are fulani herdsmen that have been killing people in our communities.
“There were six policemen at the checkpoint, two of them were killed and their AK47 rifles ‎were taken away by the herdsmen. Two others sustained serious injuries from gun shots while the remaining two managed to escaped unhurt.
“‎We took those that were wounded to the General Hospital Kafanchan “I understand that one of the dead policemen just resumed duty ‎here today, this is very sad and unfortunate!” Andong said.
The bandits were also said to have made away with two AK47 rifles belonging to the deceased policemen.
The deceased policemen were said to have been deployed to the area to check the activities of bandits who have been raiding communities and killing people.
However, when contacted, the spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, ASP AliyuUsman, confirmed the incident saying, “it true, unknown gunmen attacked our men and killed two of them at checkpoint. Every other detail is skeletal, but will get across to the press at appropriate time,” he said.


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