Fulani Herdsmen attack again in Kaura LGA, killed 2 policemen

Suspected Fulani herdsmen on
Thursday ambushed and killed two policemen along the Kagoro-Gidan Waya Road in
Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
According to the report, the
gunmen shot two other policemen who are said to be critically wounded.
It was also learnt that two of the
six policemen who were manning the checkpoint where the incident occurred
however escaped unhurt.
The Kaduna Police Command
confirmed the incident.
The command’s Public Relations
Officer, Aliyu Usman, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the policemen
were ambushed and killed, while others were critically injured.
“Yes, gunmen killed two policemen.
They were ambushed by the gunmen. Investigation into the matter has commenced,”
Usman said.
The gunmen, it was gathered, made
away with two AK47 rifles belonging to the victims.
The officers killed were of the
rank of sergeant and, according to a source, were deployed to the area to check
the activities of bandits who have been raiding the communities of recent.
The source said the injured
policemen were rushed to the General Hospital, Kafanchan
According to the source, “The
incident occurred this morning around 9:30am. Two policemen were killed by
gunmen along Kagoro-Gidan Waya Road. We strongly believe they are Fulani
herdsmen that have been killing people in our communities,” he said.
“In all, six policemen were at the
checkpoint, two of them were killed and their AK47 rifles ‎were taken away by
the herdsmen.
“Others, about two of them,
sustained serious injuries from gun shots, while the remaining two managed to
escape unhurt.

“We took those that were wounded
to the General Hospital Kafanchan. I understand that one of the dead
policemen resumed duty ‎here today. This is very sad and unfortunate.”

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