SAD: THREE Policemen Killed In Fierce Gun Battle With Gunmen


Physinews: Emerging reports suggest that 3 police officers
have been killed by some unknown gunmen on
a road between Plateau and Kaduna states in Nigeria
Three policemen have been reportedly killed by
unknown gunmen along Plateau-Kaduna road.

Investigations revealed that then 3 mobile
police officers on patrol were shot dead in the
early hours of Monday, October 17.
Premium Times reports that the incident
occurred at Hawan Kibo, the boundary between
Plateau and Kaduna states.

Although the police
spokesperson, Terna Tyopev, could not be
reached at press time, a police source who
confirmed the attack said the officers’ rifles
were also taken away.

The source said the incident occurred at the
same spot where two police officers attached to
the special task force on Jos crisis were shot
and killed earlier in the year. Monday’s killing
occurred about 24 hours after gunmen raided
Godogodo community, a settlement in Jama’ar
Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Several residents have since abandoned the
community while travellers on the Jos-
Kafanchan-Abuja road have also deserted the
route. Hawan Kibo has been in the news lately
for gun crimes and killings involving police
officers. Two months ago, dare-devil armed
robbers reportedly attacked a bullion van
owned by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

According to a report by the Vanguard, the
attack occurred at the Hawan Kibo hills, near
Riyom in Plateau state. Two policemen
attached to the van as escorts were killed while
three others sustained serious injury.

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