Unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, Thursday attacked policemen at a checkpoint along the Kagoro-Gidan Waya Road in Kaura local government area of Kaduna state, killing two of them while two others were said to be critically wounded.
It was gathered that, two of the six policemen who were manning the checkpoint however escaped unhurt.
The bandits were also said to have made away with two AK47 rifles belonging to the deceased policemen.
The deceased policemen were of the rank of sergeant, deployed to the area to check the activities of bandits who have been raiding communities and killing people.
However, eye witness said the injured policemen were rushed to the General Hospital Kafanchan.
He said the incident occurred at about 9:30am when the gunmen swooped on the policemen and opened fire.
“This morning, around 9:30am, two police men were killed by gun men along Kagoro-Gidan Waya Road, we strongly believe they are fulani herdsmen that have 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 gun shots while the remaining two managed to escaped 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! ” Andong said.
However, the spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, DSP Aliyu Usman, confirmed the incident saying, “it true, unknown gunmen attacked our men and killed two of them at checkpoint. Every other detail is skeletal, but will get across to the press at appropriate time,” he said.