Again, gunmen kill two policemen, abduct 18 people in Kaduna
Suspected armed herdsmen have killed two policemen and abducted 18 people during an attack on a Police checkpoint at Ciki Da Falo village in Birnin Gwari Council Kaduna State and the highway.
The latest onslaught came on the heels of bandits’ invasion in Birnin Gwari and killing of 11 soldiers on March 20, this year. An eyewitness said the latest attack took place when the bandits opened fire at the two policemen at the checkpoint. Sources said the bandits, who were armed with guns and other dangerous weapons, later abducted passengers travelling to Katsina and Zamfara states on the highway.
It was gathered that among the abducted persons was the Birnin Gwari Branch Chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Audu Kano, and seven members of the union, while the 10 others, who were in a bus, were also abducted.
The state Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, confirmed the death of the policemen during the attack.The attack occurred despite efforts by the Kaduna State Government and security operatives to improve security in the state. Many people have been killed and several others abducted in Birnin Gwari Council in recent times.
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