Kano State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim Idris
By Ibrahim Shuaibu
Suspected gunmen in Kano ambushed and killed two policemen on Tuesday, while a woman was critically injured by a stray bullet during the attack.
The policemen were on Polio Immunization assignment when they were ambushed by unknown gunmen at Kofar Dawanau quarters in Dala Local Government Area of Kano metropolis.
State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim Idris told reporters on Tuesday that the officers were attached to the Immunization Task Force and were on that assignment when they received a distress call.
Idris said: “It was in response to the distress call that they were ambushed by their attackers who shot and killed the two police men instantly while a woman also identified as a member of the immunization team sustained gunshot injury and is currently on admission for medical treatment.”
According to him, a combined team of the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) were mobilised and cordoned off the area with a view to making arrests, adding that the gunmen fled after the attack.
The Police Commissioner, who said that investigations are continuing, appealed to the general public to report any suspicious person in their community, assuring that confidentiality of the source would not be compromised.
Our correspondent in Kano also observed that security check points have been intensified, with the posts being manned by both soldiers and policemen.
It was also observed that Armoured Personnel Carriers have also been deployed to sensitive areas, including higher institutions within and outside the city to ensure total security of lives and properties.