Two policemen killed in failed robbery operation
The Commissioner of Police in Sokoto State, Mohammed Abdulkadir, has confirmed the killing of two mobile policemen by suspected armed robbers in the early hours of Monday.
Abdulkadir, who addressed newsmen in Sokoto on the incident, said the policemen were attacked and killed while on duty at the NNPC Mega station, Gusua Road, Sokoto.
Abdulkair said: “The suspected armed robbers came in a vehicle, overpowered the policemen, shot and killed them.
“They made a futile attempt to open the safe of the filling station.”
Abdulkadir belived that the armed hoodlums had targeted the filling station’s sales of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
He said: “We will disclose the identities of the policemen killed after duly informing their various families.
“Their remains had been deposited at the Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.’’
The police commissioner also confirmed the discovery of a headless body also on Monday morning in the city.
Abdulkadir said the headless body of the deceased was found packaged in a sack and dumped at a refuse site on Maituta road, Sokoto.
He said that the headless body was also deposited the morgue.
“No arrest was made as at now in the two cases, but we have swung into action to apprehend the fleeing hoodlums and bring them to book.”