Gunmen have killed three policemen at a check point around Tilden Fulani village in Toro local government area of Bauchi State according to a Vanguard report.
It was gathered from security sources and officials of the local government that the incident occurred, on Friday, between 10:30 and 11:30pm.
It hasn’t been confirmed if the gunmen are members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
They said the slain policemen were killed at their duty post, a regular check point in the area.
A security source in the local government said, “On that fateful night, five policemen went out on duty. It was raining. Three of them remained at the check point in their vehicle while two of them went to eat in town.
“Before those who went to eat came back, some gunmen had attacked and killed the three policemen in the vehicle and took away the rifle of one of them. Their corpses were evacuated to the mortuary at Toro General Hospital in Bauchi”.
When contacted, the state police public relations officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed, said he was yet to get details of the attack, but will contact Sunday Vanguard after investigation.