Police commence investigation into killing of personnel in Abuja

Investigations have commenced into the shooting of seven policemen in Abuja – The force said it would not leave any stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to book – Activities of armed robbers in the area had reportedly led to the deployment of more policemen to the community by the police in the FCT The Nigeria police force says investigation is ongoing to arrest the suspected killers of seven policemen in Galadimawa area of Abuja. The police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, made the disclosure while briefing journalists on Tuesday in Abuja. Suspected gunmen on Monday night at a roundabout in Galadimawa killed the policemen who were on stop-and-search duty. “Investigation has commenced into the killing of the seven policemen by armed bandits,” he said. Mr Moshood, a deputy commissioner of police, said the force would not leave any stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to book. “The killing of the policemen goes a long way to prove that the call for the disbandment of the SARS is not justified,” he said. Galadimawa residents had complained of lack of security that had led to incessant robbery incidents in the area. The activities of armed robbers led to the deployment of more policemen to the community by the police in the FCT. it had reported that seven policemen have been killed and many civilians injured when unknown gunmen opened fire on them in Abuja on Monday night, July 2. The policemen were said be on a stop-and-search duty operation at Galadimawa roundabout, a suburb in Abuja. A resident of the community who confirmed the incident but spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the gunmen were stopped for search when they opened fire on the unsuspecting policemen which led to the death of seven while one was seriously injured. The gun battle led to many pedestrians and traders around the roundabout running for safety while many sustained various degrees of injuries.

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