Gunmen kill 5 policemen in Adamawa

Channels Television  
Updated June 29, 2012

Five policemen have been reportedly killed by unidentified gunmen in Gulak, a town in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state.

The five policemen were attacked at their duty post in the early hours of Friday in Gulak, which is the home town of the special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on political matters, Ahmadu Ali Gulak.

Reports from Madagali, a border local government between Adamawa and Borno states indicated that the gunmen numbering about 30, over powered the Madagali Police Divisional headquarters and carted away some arms before setting the station ablaze.

The assailants killed the three policemen on duty.

It was gathered that the unidentified gunmen later attacked two banks in the area where two policemen attached to the banks were also killed during the attack.

Confirming the attacks, police spokesperson, ASP Yoila Nemuel said three policemen were killed in the attack and no arrest has been made as at the time of this report.

According to ASP Nemuel, some policemen were killed in a robbery attempt on First Bank in Gulak, stressing that the bank was the target of the attackers.