From JOHN FWAH, Kaduna
Three police officers attached to Operations Safe Highway in Gwantu Divisional in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been killed by yet to be identified gunmen.
The Command Deputy Public Relations Officer, ASP Suleiman Abubakar disclosed this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna last Wednesday.
The statement said that the team was ambushed by gunmen while on patrol at Aboro village along Fadan Karshi -Nimbia Forest Road.
The statement said: “On 12/11/19 at about 100pm, the Police Operatives attached to Safer Highway with code No. KDS 018, deployed to Gwantu Divisional area were ambushed by unknown gunmen while on patrol at Aboro Village along Fadan Karshi -Nimbia Forest Road in Sanga Local Government of Kaduna State.
“The gunmen opened fire on them through a thick bush in opposite direction while the operatives engaged the hoodlums and in the process Inspector Bobai Bature, Inspector Daniel Dogo and Sgt. Mamman Ahmadu paid the supreme sacrifice while other team members escaped unhurt.”
The statement added that on receipt of the information, reinforcement were deployed to the area for general combing to ensure that the culprits are apprehended and brought to face justice.
“While the Commissioner of Police, CP Ali Aji Janga is greatly saddened by the unfortunate incident, he commiserated with the families of the gallant men who laid down their lives for the common good of their country,” the statement added.
The Police also called on the general public to assist the Police with relevant information on the whereabouts of suspicious persons in order to rid our communities off bad elements.
“The CP assures the public that the culprits will not escape the long arms of the law as the Command is doing everything possible to apprehend those behind this dastardly act.”