Acting spokesperson of the Police in Kaduna,Balteh Abdulrazaq, has confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that one person died Monday when some unknown gunmen engaged the Police guarding the Zaria residence of Vice President Namadi Sambo in a gun battle.
Mr. Abdulrazaq said, “the three gunmen came on a motor bike and opened fire on the police guards at the VP’s home at Baba Ahmed Road, Tudun Wada, Zaria”.
He also said, “The mobile policemen on guard and the assailants were engaged in a gun battle around 11.30 .am. However, a cobbler was hit by a stray bullet who died instantly”.
“Two police officers sustained bullet wounds on their legs and arms and have since been rushed to an undisclosed hospital,” he said.
The police spokesperson said no arrest has been made.
“We have already commenced investigation and we are urging the public to remain calm and report any suspicious activities around them,” he said.