Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday killed two mobile policemen attached to the Nigerian Breweries, located along Nnamdi Azikiwe expressway in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.
Reports say the gunmen were said to have stormed the company around 4:30 am and engaged the policemen in a shootout that lasted over 30 minutes.
The two mobile policemen were said to have been killed on the spot while five others were said to have sustained serious injuries from gunshots.
TheCable reports that the bandits who came in large number opened fire at the policemen on arrival at the company and the policemen responded and succeeded in repelling what appeared to be a robbery attack.
The bandits were said to have fled in a vehicle before police reinforcement arrived the area. The corpses of the deceased officers were taken to St. Gerald Catholic Hospital, Kakuri, Kaduna.
According to the online news medium, the spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, Yakubu Sabo, could not be reached for comment as his telephone line was out of reach.
It added that a senior police officer who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press, confirmed the incident.