Monday, 6 January 2014
Four police officers feared killed as gunmen attack GTBank vehicle
van near the bank's branch at Amigo junction, along Nnamdi Azikiwe
Witnesses said the police officers closed from their duty post at the
bank and were leaving the premises when they were attacked around 4:30
"The gunmen just came from nowhere on a motorcycle and opened fire on
the police officers who just closed from duty at the bank. Everybody
started scampering for safety before security agents took control and
cordoned off the area," a witness said. "The gunmen zoomed off as they
continued to shoot sporadically leaving the lifeless body of the
victims in the pool of their own blood."
The Police Public Relations Officer in Kaduna, Aminu Lawal, while
confirming the incident said it was too early to say whether the
officers are dead.
"It is too early for us to say whether the officers are dead because
the incident just happened not quite 30 minutes ago and they have been
taken to the hospital," he said. "We are waiting for the doctor's
report before we can ascertain that."
"We have also responded to the incident and will give you details very
soon," he added.