Four Policemen have been killed by suspected bandits on their way to an operation in Jankasa village, Rigasa, in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Reports say the men were ambushed around 7pm on Saturday, engaging the policemen in a gun battle before four were shot dead.
Yakubu Sabo, Spokesman of the Kaduna State police command, confirmed the incident to The Cable in a text message. He said the officers killed were of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Intelligence Rapid Response Team, IRT.
“At about 0630hrs of Saturday, a team of detectives attached to IGP IRT while on operation along Jankasa village of Rigasa Kaduna, were ambushed by armed bandits.
“After a fierce gun battle, four of our policemen paid the supreme sacrifice.”
Sabo added that reinforcement had been sent to the area but arrests are yet to be made.