Unknown gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram militants struck in Kaduna metropolis tonight along Western By-Pass Express Way killing a policeman, after they laid an ambush on scores of police officers as they made their way to duty posts in the city.
A police source said the sect members came on motorbikes and lay siege on the policeman plying the route after River Kaduna Bridge.
The source said the incident happened at Ungwan Muazu, the same area rocked by two bomb explosions last year.
“The policemen were passing on their way to commercial banks along the express, when the men appeared on bike shot him several times. They instantly killed and took his gun away. I saw his body, it was mutilated and ridden with bullets.” stated our police source
The particular cop, our source added was almost close to his destination of his duty post for the night at an Ecobank branch, which was about 300 meters to the bank when the sect struck.
A top security officer within the Joint Task Force in the city also confirmed the attack claiming the army was aware of reports indicating presence of the suspected sect members in Kaduna city.