Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday in Mubi, Adamawa, killed a police officer, Jubril Abdulkarim.
A resident, Idi Baba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred at about 6 a.m. at Wuro-Gude area of Mubi.
Mr. Baba said the police officer was riding on a motorcycle when he was killed by the gunmen several metres away from the town’s abattoir.
“I was on bed and heard gunshots in the early morning hours. Later, some butchers at the slaughter house told us that they saw the dead body of a motorcyclist near the river,” the resident told NAN.
The Adamawa Police Public Relation Officer, Altine Daniel, confirmed the incident, saying that the policeman was killed on his way home after night duty in one of the banks in the area.
“He handed over to the officer on the morning shift at the bank around 5 a.m. It was on his way home that gunmen killed him by the riverside,” Daniel said, adding that investigation into the case was in progress.
14 persons were killed and three others wounded in a series of attacks by gunmen in the last two weeks in Mubi.