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Suspected Boko Haram Members Kill Two Policemen In Bauchi

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BAUCHI, August 08, (THEWILL) – Some one week after two Police inspectors and a corporal were killed at a patrol post along Bauchi-Gombe road in Bauchi, Bauchi State, two policemen were on Wednesday shot dead by unknown gunmen suspected to be adherents of the Boko Haram Islamist sect.

According to reports, the two policemen were attacked at a check point in Gubi Village, along Bauchi-Kano road.

An eyewitness who spoke anonymously to THEWILL said the mobile policemen were shot straight in the head and they died instantly.

However, when he was addressing newsmen over the tragedy, commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammad Ladan said the two policemen died at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, where they were rushed to after the attack.

“The incident is currently being investigated with a view to unraveling the culprits,” he said, urging the general public to complement the effort of the security agencies by reporting any suspicious movements around them.

A team of well-armed Police personnel has barricaded the attacked patrol centre in a bid to bolster security in the area.

In related development, three civilians were reportedly murdered on Tuesday night at Unguwar Karofi, in Bauchi, when men of the ‘SARA SUKA’ (dreaded political thugs) raided the place, destroying cars and other valuables.

Security officials have remained high-profile targets of the Boko Haram Islamist sect, which only on Tuesday killed two soldiers in Okene, Kogi State, where it had killed 20 people and injured many more in an attack at the Deeper Life Bible Church in Otite, in the central city, a day earlier.