Two policemen and a civilian driver were killed in an attack by a group of unidentified gunmen on Wednesday morning in Kaduna state, north Nigeria, the police has confirmed.
Yakubu Sabo, a state police spokesman, told Xinhua that five other policemen who sustained injuries during the attack were being treated at a hospital in the state.
The policemen were on a foot patrol at Kakuri area of the state before they were attacked by the gunmen.
Sabo said that a gun duel took place thereafter, resulting in the death of two members of the patrol team. A civilian driver nearby was hit by bullets of the gunmen, and died at a local hospital, bringing the number of those killed to three.
The police spokesman said no arm was taken away by the attackers due to the repelling gun power of the police.
According to him, the attackers fled with injuries, adding that detectives had swung into action to track down the attackers and bring them to justice.