This Day (Lagos)

23 August 2014

Nigeria: Gunmen Kill 3 Policemen At Checkpoint

Gunmen have killed three Policemen at check point after Tilden Fulani Village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State. The Bauchi State Police command Public Relations Officer DSP Haruna Mohammed said "I am yet to get details of the attack, but as soon as I do so, I will let you know please." THISDAY gathered from security sources and Toro local Government Officials that the incident occurred Thursday in the night between 10:30pm to 11:30pm.

Our correspondent gathered that the slain Policemen were killed at their regular check point in the area. Our source explained that on the fateful night," five Policemen went out for duty, unfortunately it was rainy, three of them remained at check point in their vehicle and two of them went to eat in the town; before they came back the Gunmen attacked and killed all the three policemen and took away the rifle of one of them, their corpses were evacuated to Hospital in Bauchi".

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