Gunmen kill 3 police officers in Nigeria
21 August 2013, 10:36
Kajuru - Witnesses say unidentified gunmen have attacked a
divisional police headquarters in northern Nigeria and killed three officers.
Police Deputy Superintendent Aminu Lawan confirmed the
attack early on Tuesday, but said only two officers died when police confronted
suspected armed robbers and pursued them to the police station.
The witnesses — two constables who escaped the violence —
said the attackers in vehicles with sophisticated weapons targeted the police
station and outgunned the officers there.
The constables said a superintendent and sergeant died at
the scene and a female officer on the way to the hospital. The witnesses spoke
on condition of anonymity because they are not allowed to give information to
Extremists fighting in an Islamic uprising have attacked
police and freed prisoners in northern Nigeria.