Gunmen Kill Police in Kaduna, Six Others Die In Tanker Explosion

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It was a harvest of tragedy in Kaduna when unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group attacked policemen at a check point in Ungwan Dosa area of Kaduna metropolis, killing one police man while some others, including a passerby, were injured.
The incident happened just as six people died following a petrol tanker explosion at Mararaban Jos, a suburb along Kaduna – Zaria road, at the outskirt the metropolis.
The attack on the police was said to have occurred at about 8pm on Friday when the hoodlums swooped on them at the checkpoint and opened fire.
One of the policemen was said to have died at the St. Gerald Catholic Hospital. Kakuri, Kaduna where they were rushed to for medical treatment following injuries from gun shots.
The other policeman, along with the passerby who was caught in the crossfire, was said to be at the emergency ward of St. Gerald Catholic Hospital.
Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Mr. Olufemi Adenaike, while confirming the attack and the killing of the policeman said one of the culprits was arrested while others escaped with bullet wounds.
Adenaike, however, said the police were yet to ascertain whether the gunmen were members of the Boko Haram terrorist group or robbers.
The tanker explosion that claimed six lives was said to have occurred in the early hours of Saturday when an oncoming trailer ran into the petrol tanker, which was reversing into the busy Kaduna – Zaria expressway.
Eyewitness said as soon as the vehicles collided, they both went up in flame and the drivers and other accompanying workers on the vehicles were burnt beyond recognition.
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