CITY NEWS Gun­men kill 2 po­lice­men, es­cape with guns

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Gun­men sus­pected to be armed rob­bers shot and killed two po­lice men and es­caped with their guns on Mon­day night at Tunga-Maje vil­lage, Gwag­wal­ada Area Coun­cil.

A res­i­dent of the area, who pre­ferred anonymity, con­fided in our re­porter, yes­ter­day, that the in­ci­dent hap­pened at about 10:12p.m. when the two de­ceased po­lice­men were eat­ing with their col­leagues at a restaurant near a pedes­trian bridge on the high­way.

He said that the gun­men, who drove in an un­marked ve­hi­cle, opened fire on the po­lice­men who had A-K 47 ri­fles, killing them on the spot.

He said that af­ter tak­ing their rif­fles, the gun­men sped off in their wait­ing car.

“In fact, some other peo­ple who were there eat­ing and drink­ing aban­doned their food and drinks and es­caped.

Our re­porter learnt that the po­lice­men were on pa­trol be­tween Giri and Zuba towns be­cause of the ris­ing crime rate on the road and de­cided to stop at a restaurant to eat when the gun­men tar­geted and opened fire on them.

When con­tacted, the Gwag­wal­ada Po­lice Area Com­man­der, Mr. Olufemi Abin­waja, re­ferred our re­porter to the FCT po­lice com­mis­sioner.

“Why not con­tact the po­lice com­mis­sioner on the mat­ter”, he said.

When our re­porter called the FCT Po­lice Com­mand Public Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer (PPRO), An­juguri Man­zah, on phone, he said that he was not aware of the in­ci­dent, promis­ing to call our re­porter af­ter he had en­quired.

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