Gunmen kill two Nigerian police officers

Nigerian Police on patrol
Nigerian Police on patrol

The Police Command in Nasarawa State on Monday said two of its officers were killed by gunmen along the Akwanga-Keffi federal highway.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Kennedy Idirisu, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lafia.

According to Mr. Idrisu, the police officers were stationed at Kubere village, some few kilometres away from Gudi, along the Akwanga-Keffi highway, when the gunmen attacked them from the bush, killing two of them.

He said the command had deployed officers from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and the mobile police detachment alongside the vigilance group to comb the forest for the suspected assassins.

He said the spot had been identified as a flashpoint for kidnapping and other nefarious crimes, hence the decision by the command to station its officers in the area.

The police spokesperson said the command would not be deterred by the sad incident in its resolve to perform its constitutional responsibility of protecting lives and property.

“The hoodlums, by this act, wanted to dampen the morale of the police as we approach the Yuletide so that they can have their way.

“However, the command remains resolute and determined to tackle crime head-on as the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Uba-Kura, has ordered the deployment of more officers and men to identified flash points across the state,” he said.

Mr. Idirisu appealed to members of the public to always provide the security agencies with useful information that would help in curbing crime and criminality in the state.

He said that crime fighting was a collective responsibility, and not for security agencies alone.

(NAN)


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  • Olalekanazeez78

    This is what Nigerians want;two police officer gunned down, team of police were mobbed, civilians burned down police station. Recently it was the fake news of Adewole police station involved in ritual killing. Now they want the SARS banned, posting unproved video to garner support in order to perpetrate their evil. They want to weaken police bcoz of their lawlessness but always abiden residents in other countries

    • jojo armani

      SARS may be fighting a good cause but I must confess that some of them are robbers on their own. To the police officer that said- all who want SARS removed are robbers, I just pity his ineptitude.They molest students, young worker and even elites to extort money from them. Even if they will be re organized , there must be a clear establishment of the rights of the accused and when people are unduly harassed, the Police should be made to pay the affected person and the officer demoted

      • forestgee

        When Wike said SARS was the problem in Rivers State people crucified the man. Evil is evil any day.