It has been confirmed by the Police in the Federal Capital Territory,
FCT, that seven officers and one civilian were killed by unknown
gunmen stationed at a Police Post at the junction of Galadimawa
Roundabout after Sun City Estate, on the way to the airport.

It was revealed that the manner of killings showed that the killers
were trained snipers; either ex-military or ex-police marksmen. It was
also disclosed that the police weapons belonging to the late officers,
including AK-47 rifles, were taken away by the gunmen. However, a
statement has been issued last night by the FCT Police Spokesman, DSP
Anjuguri Manza, who said the Police have launched a manhunt for the
perpetrators of the act.

The statement read: “The FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Sadiq Abubakar
Bello, has reassured members of the public that the Command has
deployed proactive security measures to protect lives and properties
in the Federal Capital Territory. He stated this on Tuesday during his
visit to Galadimawa Roundabout for on-the-spot assessment of the
incident that claimed the lives of some policemen during a fierce gun
battle with some dare-devil 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 public that the Command has
set machineries in motion to arrest the fleeing assailants and bring
them to justice.”

The statement also said that, “The Command Criminal Investigation and
Intelligence Department, CIID, have commenced investigation to unmask
the identities of the criminal elements behind the dastardly action.”

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