Sunday, 24 August 2014
Unknown Gunmen Storm Checkpoint, Kill 3 Policemen
Unknown gunmen stormed a checkpoint at Tilden Fulani in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Thursday, August 21, killing three policemen.
Sources, including Toro council area officials said, the attack took place between 10.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m.
According to Nigerian Tribune report, the slain policemen were on a patrol duty with two other colleagues who were lucky to not be killed as they had left the scene and gone into town to eat when the assailants attacked.
When the two officers returned, they found their colleagues had been attacked and killed.
An official of Toro council who pleaded anonymity said the gunmen took away the rifle of one of the slain policemen, adding that their remains have deposited in a hospital.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Bauchi State police command, DSP Haruna Mohammed said: “I am yet to get details of the attack, but as soon as I do, I will let you know, please.”
It would be recalled that about a week ago, three people were reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be assassins who wreaked havoc in Umuawulu Community in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.