DSP Mukhtar Aliyu, the Spokesperson of the Police Command made this known in Kaduna on Tuesday.
“The Police Command in Kaduna State wishes to categorically state that on July 16, 2018 at about 18.30hrs, a team of police officers on routine patrol at Tabanni village on Birnin-Gwari-Funtua road, were ambushed by gunmen.
“The police team engaged the attackers in a fierce gun battle and at the end, two of the gunmen were killed and one AK47 rifle was recovered.
“Unfortunately, two police officers died in the incident.” He said.
The spokespersons, who disclosed that the situation had been brought under control, added that an unnamed woman got hit by stray bullet following accidental discharge from one of the police officers who were conveying the bodies of their dead colleagues to Kaduna at about 11 a.m. and she died later after she was taken to hospital.
Aliyu disclosed that normalcy had been restored, he added that the residents of the state should go about their duties without fear of molestation.
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