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Friday, 14 October 2016
Fulani herdsmen on the rise again, killed police officials
Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Thursday ambushed and killed two policemen along the Kagoro-Gidan Waya Road in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The gunmen, it was gathered, shot two other policemen. They were critically wounded.
It was also learnt that two of the six policemen who were manning the checkpoint where the incident occurred, however, escaped unhurt.
The Kaduna Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Usman, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, who confirmed the incident, said, “Yes, gunmen killed two policemen. They were ambushed by the gunmen. Investigation into the matter has commenced,” Usman said.
The gunmen, it was gathered, made away with two AK47 rifles belonging to the victims.
The two deceased sergeants, according to a source, were deployed in the area to check the activities of bandits who had been terrorising the area.
The source said the injured policemen were rushed to the General Hospital, Kafanchan
The source said, “The incident occurred this morning around 9.30am. Two policemen were killed by gunmen along Kagoro-Gidan Waya Road. We strongly believe the gunmen are Fulani herdsmen that have been killing people in our community.
“In all, six policemen were at the checkpoint, two of them were killed and their AK47 rifles were taken away by the herdsmen. Others, about two of them, sustained serious injuries from gun shots while the remaining two managed to escape 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!”