By Rose Onda
Two policemen have been killed at a checkpoint in Kabba, headquarters of Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State.
According to an eyewitness account, the policemen were gunned down at the Origa checkpoint on Kabba- Iyara road around 5pm on Monday.
The gunmen said to be passing by on a motorcycle at the police check point were flagged down for a routine check when they suddenly opened fire on the officers and sped off.
The source added that three other policemen sustained injuries as the fleeing robbers shot sporadically to scare people.
The affected policemen were from the newly created Kabba police ‘B’ divisional headquarters.
The gunmen were said to be coming from the Ekiti axis and heading towards an undisclosed point en route Kabba before the incident occurred.
The remains of the two policemen were said to have been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital in Kabba, while the injured are said to be undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 8, Ede Ayuba, confirmed the incident.