Gunmen kill 3 Policemen in Katsina

gunmenBy Lawal A. Dogara

Unknown gunmen have killed three policemen at Gidan Mutum Daya check point, along Kano-Katsina road in Kusada Local Government Area, 80km away from Katsina town.
It was gathered that four men riding motorcycle fired gun shots at the four police men at the check point and successfully killed 3 of them instantly.
According to an eyewitness who is a commercial bus driver, Malam Kabir Sa’adu all the policemen at the check point were killed by the unknown gunmen, saying the killers escaped successfully after killing the policemen.
He said other motorists who were at the check point were not injured by the attackers, saying the gunmen were only after the police.
Another source in an interview said the unknown gunmen took away the police guns and ran away with it.
Though some witnesses said four policemen were killed the state commissioner of Police, Mohammed Hurdi said only three policemen were killed, saying the incident occurred at a police check point.
Hurdi who spoke through the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Aminu Abubakr said the gunmen opened fire on the four policemen, killing three instantly while one police man was seriously wounded.
He said the four gunmen arrived the check point on a two motor bikes and after killing the policemen, they went into the bush.

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