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Gunmen Attack Checkpoint In Kaduna, Kill Policeman

Channels Television  
Updated October 26, 2013

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers yesterday attacked a police check point in Kaduna town, killing one policeman and injuring another officer during a shootout.

Eyewitnesses said the gunmen who were carrying sophisticated guns attacked the policemen at a check point located in Ungwan Dosa area of Kaduna North Local Government.

Confirming the incident, state commissioner of Police, Mr Olufemi Adenaike told Channels Television that one of the policemen who sustained injury during the shootout died at St. Gerald Catholic Hospital in the town, where he was rushed to for treatment, while another officer is said to be responding to treatment.

Although it has not been confirmed what the mission of the gunmen was in the area, he said that the gunmen equally escaped with gunshot wounds.

The attack created pandemonium as residents of the area fled for their safety.

Security operatives have been drafted to the area to maintain law and order.