Gunmen kill 2 policemen, injured 2 in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have killed  two  policemen and injured two other persons at a checkpoint on the Kagoro-Gidan Waya Road, in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Metro learnt that two of the six policemen who were manning the checkpoint, however, escaped unhurt.

The bandits, it was gathered, made away with two AK47 rifles belonging to  their victims.

The deceased officers were of the rank of sergeant, deployed in the area to check the activities of bandits  who had been  raiding communities and killing people.

Eyewitness said the injured policemen were rushed to the General  Hospital, Kafanchan, at about 9.30 a.m, when the gunmen swooped  on the policemen and opened fire.

“This morning, around 9.30 a.m, two policemen were killed by gunmen on Kagoro-Gidan Waya Road.we strongly believe they are Fulani herdsmen who had been killing people in our communities.

“There were six  policemen at the checkpoint, two of them were killed and their AK47 rifles were taken away by the herdsmen. Two others sustained serious injuries from gunshots, while the remaining two managed to escape unhurt. We took those wounded to the General Hospital, Kafanchan.

“I learnt that one of the dead policemen just resumed duty here today; this  is very sad and unfortunate,” Andong said.

When contacted, the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Aliyu Usman, a Deputy Superintendent of Police confirmed the incident, saying some police have been deployed to the area to curtail the incident.