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Two police officers shot dead at checkpoint in Plateau

Two police officers have been shot dead at their duty post in Kuru community of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. Our correspondent learnt…

Two police officers have been shot dead at their duty post in Kuru community of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Our correspondent learnt that the gunmen went away with the rifles of the slain officers.

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Abubakar Abdulkarim , an uncle to one of the deceased told Daily Trust, that the incident happened at a security checkpoint close to Kuru Government Science Secondary School, adding his nephew, Muktar Hassan, was shot two times and a bullet lodged in his body.

Abdulkarim said Hassan had been buried, adding until his death the victim was attached to the counter-terrorism unit of the state police command.