By Lola Seriki- Idahosa, Kaduna, NorthWest, Nigeria
Yet to be identified gunmen on Monday, ambushed some policemen along Birnin Gwari -Funtua Highway, resulting in four deaths from both sides.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kaduna State Command, DSP Aliyu Mukhtar, made available to newsmen on Tuesday.
“The Kaduna State Police Command wishes to categorically state that, on 16/07/2018 at about 1830hrs, a Team of Police Officers on special duty, while on routine patrol at Tabanni Village along Birnin-Gwari – Funtua Road, were ambushed and attacked by unidentified armed men.
“The Police Team engaged the attackers in a fierce gun battle and at the end, two of the unidentified gun men were killed and one AK 47 rifle was recovered.
“Unfortunately, two Police Officers lost their lives in the incident,” it stated.
It further informed that however, the situation has been promptly brought under control.
“In their deep mourning mood, some Police Officers who conveyed the corpses of their late colleagues to Kaduna on 17/07/2018 at about 1100hrs encountered an unfortunate incident where there was accidental discharge of gun-shot which hit a female member of the public.
“She was rushed to the hospital but sadly died from sustained wounds,” it said.
The Police Command reassured members of the public that the state is calm and peaceful.
“As such, people are free and safe to go about their lawful businesses without fear or molestation,” it concluded.