The attack occurred on Sunday evening.
Gunmen on Sunday shot dead a police constable in Kaduna, North West Nigeria.
A senior police officer, who confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES, said the attack occurred around 8 p.m. on Sunday along Nnamdi Azikiwe way, around Ungwan Muazu area of Kaduna.
The victim, whose name was given as Garba Sani, was trekking to his duty post at Tudun Wada Police Station when three gunmen on a motor bike accosted him and shot him to death, the source said.
“He was coming from his resident in Nasarawa when they ambushed and shot him to death and fled towards Kudan dan/Nasarawa area,” he added.
Witnesses said the gunmen shot sporadically in the air to scare away people and then shot the policeman and fled away.
“We abandoned our shops and scampered for safety when we heard the shootings. After which we came back to find a policeman killed in his own pool of blood.
“The entire busy dual Nnamdi Azikwe bye-pass was completely deserted with shops and residences remaining indoors throughout the night,” a trader, Haruna Kwangila, who witnessed the attack, told PREMIUM TIMES.
Activities returned to normal on Monday morning with business activities gradually picking up when our reporter visited the scene in the afternoon.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Kaduna, Aminu Lawal, refused to react to the attack as calls and a SMS sent to his phone were not responded to.
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