Police confirm killings in Gombe

Police confirm killings in Gombe

Monday, December 21, 2015 9:01 pm

The Nigerian Police in Gombe state said  three policemen and two civilians were killed during an attack on Triacta Construction Company’s quarters by gunmen in Buba Shango area of Gombe metropolis.

DSP Fwaje Atajiri, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the attack while speaking with newsmen in Gombe on Monday.

He said the incident occurred on Saturday night and investigation into the matter had commenced.

“For now, we are not going to pre-empt the investigators, we are waiting for them to carry out their duties to logical conclusion and to let you know”, he said.

According to him, the officers lost their lives while trying to repel the attack. Their guns were found.

The two civilians were a security guard and a generator operator in the residence.

It was further learnt that the contractors had travelled for Christmas and New Year celebrations.


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