Two police officers on patrol were on Friday ambushed and killed by unknown gunmen along Wamba road in Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa state.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Ugochukwu Theodore, who confirmed the incident said the slain officers were ambushed while on lawful duty.
Mr. Theodore said his command has commenced investigation into the incidence.
He said they were attacked around Buku Village near Akwanga Local Government Area, LGA, of the state and that the attack took place this morning around 9am.
“Police officers from our command in Akwanga who were on patrol along Wamba road were ambushed by unknown gunmen and two were killed,” Mr. Theodore said.
“Investigation has commenced to discover what actually transpired. Perpetrators of the act would never go unpunished.”
He explained that the officers were about six in the patrol van and apart from the two killed, one was also injured and currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
He, therefore, called on the people of the state to remain calm and report any suspicious person movement or activities to the law enforcement agencies for prompt action.