No less than seven police officers were killed by some unknown gunmen in Abuja, on Monday night when the gunmen opened fire on eight Police Officers, the eight one was critically injured.
The attack happened at Galadimawa Junction, just off the international airport road in Abuja.
As at the moment, the reason for the attack is not known, but the Police said it is conducting investigation into what led to the attack.
As learnt, the gunmen who immediately zoomed off soon after shooting the Police officers, lowered the windows of their car, before they fired the shots and speed off.
Meanwhile, in a statement the spokesman for the FCT Command, Anjuguri Manzah, on Monday night, he confirmed the killing, but kept silent on the casualty figures.
The statement read thus; “The FCT Commissioner of Police has reassured members of the public that the Command has deployed proactive security measures to protect lives and property in the Federal Capital Territory
“He stated this on Tuesday during his visit to Galadimawa round-about for on the spot assessment of the unfortunate incident that claimed the lives of some policemen during a fierce gun battle with some daredevil men of the underworld.
“While commiserating with families of the deceased policemen who paid the supreme price while serving their fatherland, the Commissioner of Police wishes to assure law abiding FCT residents and the general public that the Command has set machineries in motion to arrest the fleeing assailants and bring them to justice.
“Meanwhile, the Command Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department has since commenced discreet investigation to unmask the identities of the criminal elements behind the dastardly act,” the statement added.