Mystery assailants have killed seven policemen during their patrol along the Nnamdi Azikiwe Road, Federal Capital Territory in Abuja.
The gunmen, who arrived in a vehicle, surprised the police shooting seven of them before zooming off.
The incident caused panic as motorists and residents ran away in fright as gunshots went on incessantly.
It is uncertain whether the attackers went away with the guns of the dead policemen.
The bodies of the deceased cops were later carried from the scene in a police van. Pictures of the men later surfaced online.
Sadiq Bello, the Commissioner of Police, who confirmed the incident, said he was in a briefing and could not provide details of the attack.
He stated that the Command would soon issue a statement on the incident.