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.
The vice chairman of Sanga local government council, Abubakar Abba, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (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 decried the increase in the wave of crime in the area and appealed to relevant security agencies to rise up to the challenge.
The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer of Kaduna State Command, Suleiman Abubakar, an assistant superintendent of police, confirmed the incident. He said a statement would soon be issued on the development.
The Herald earlier reported that the police sergeant identified as Yusuf Igoche has been killed by unknown gunmen along the Lagos-Benin Expressway, while his his principal sustained sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The reports stated that the incident happened at about 3pm around the Benin Bypass while Igoche with force number F/462248 was escorting his principal to Lagos.
It was learnt that the suspect who came out of surrounding bushes, rained bullets on the Lexus GX470 Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) the victims rode in.