- A police officer has been shot dead by suspected armed robbers in Nasarawa state
- The police public relations officer, Samaila Usman, confirmed the incident
- He said an AK47 rifle and several rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the scene of the incident
A police officer serving with the police command in Nasarawa state has been shot dead by suspected armed robbers along Akwanga-Wamba road in the state.
The police public relations officer, Samaila Usman, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday, July 18, in Lafia.
Usman said: “The police patrol along the axis on July 15 ran into a road block mounted by the suspected criminals and a gun battle ensued.
“One of our officers sustained injury as a result of the incident and later died at the hospital. A member of the gang was also killed while others escaped with bullet wounds and are currently being trailed by the police.”
He said an AK47 rifle and several rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the scene of the incident.
Usman appealed to members of the public to report anyone in their community found with bullet wounds to the security agencies for prompt action.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that some alleged armed robbers killed four policemen attached to the Sabogidda-Ora division of the NPF and their corpse set ablaze by their attackers.
The incident occurred at about 8:30pm on Saturday, July 14, at the Oke New-Avbiosi road junction along Uzebba-Ifon expressway in Owan West local government area.
The report said the residents of the area watched helplessly as the corpses of the policemen continued to burn. It was learnt that the corpses burnt beyond recognition inside the police van they were in and the charred remains were later taken to the mortuary.
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