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Kaduna: Gunmen kill 3 policemen in station raid

By LUKA BINNIYAT & MAYEN ETIM

KADUNA — Gunmen Monday night attacked a police station in Kajuru town, about 35km South of Kaduna town, killing three policemen, injuring others before setting free all the inmates in the station.

The heavily armed invaders, were said to have launched the attack at the police station at about 11:30p.m.

Two policemen were said to have died on the spot while the third victim, who was among two others who sustained injuries, died on the way to St. Gerald Hospital Kaduna.

It was learnt that the policemen on duty at the time of the attack were overwhelmed by the superior fire power of the attackers and had to escape but three of them were felled by the bullets coming from the sophisticated weapons of the hoodlums.

Some of the policemen were said to have disguised as suspects in the cell by pulling off their uniforms while others managed to escape to the near-by bush.

One of the policemen, who survived the attack but chose not to disclose his name, told newsmen that, “the gunmen came in many vehicles and started shooting sporadically as they arrived the police station.

“We were not many and we couldn’t stand their sophisticated weapons. They killed three of our colleagues; an inspector and a sergeant were killed. Three of our colleagues sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the hospital in Kaduna. A female police officer died on the way to the hospital.

“They (gunmen) came around 11:30p.m. and they operated for about one hour.  It was the mobile police team from a different location that saved the situation; otherwise they would have started attacking residents of the town.


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