Unknown Gunmen Ambush Police Patrol Team In Sokoto, Kill Personnel | #IgbereTV
At least one police officer have been killed by Unknown Gunmen at Rumjin Sambo area of Sokoto South local government area of Sokoto state, IgbereTV has learned.
Residents in the area say eyewitness reports revealed that, the gunmen were sighted on motorbikes numbering about twenty very close to the premises of Usmanu Danfodio University main campus at about 1:45AM On Tuesday.
They say, the unknown Gunmen later abandoned their motorbikes and move on foot close to a mosque around Noma Hospital in the area where a sizable number of Muslim faithful gathered for tahajjud prayer.
Resident say, it is not clear if the the gunmen targeted the faithful praying in the mosques.
According to sources in the area, a police patrol van move close to the scene of the crime during their routine patrol and the bandits on sighting the police opened fire on the patrol van and in the process killed one of the police personnel.
Residents say, the rest of the police in the patrol team chased the bandits and opened fire on them, but unfortunately none of the bandits was hit as all of them escaped
The police is yet to confirmed this report as the Police Public Relations Officer of the command Assistant Superintendent of Police Abubakar Sanusi when contacted promised to get back to our correspondent in ten minutes but was yet to do so after thirty minutes