There was panic at the headquarters of the Kaduna State police command on Tuesday after two policemen were shot dead in a gun battle at Tabani village, along Brinin Gwari- Funtua road of the state.
The policemen were ambushed and killed by unidentified gunmen while on routine patrol at Tabanni village.
Reacting to the incident, Mukhtar Aliyu, Spokesman of Kaduna Police Command in a statement said,
“The Kaduna State Police Command wishes to categorically state that, on 16/07/2018 at about 1830hrs, a team of police officers on special duty, while on routine patrol at Tabanni Village along Birnin-Gwari – Funtua Road, were ambushed and attacked by unidentified armed men.
“The Police Team engaged the attackers in a fierce gun battle and at the end, two of the unidentified gun men were killed and one AK 47 rifle was recovered. Unfortunately, two Police Officers lost their lives in the incident. However, the situation has been promptly brought under control.
“In their deep mourning mood, some police officers who conveyed the corpses of their late colleagues to Kaduna encountered an unfortunate incident where there was an accidental discharge of gun-shot which hit a female member of the public.
“She was rushed to the hospital but sadly died from sustained wounds.
“The Police Command wishes to reassure members of the public that the state is calm and peaceful. As such, people are free and safe to go about their lawful businesses without fear or molestation”.