The Police in the FCT has confirmed that seven Police Officers and one civilian were killed by unknown gun men stationed at a Police Post at the junction of Galadimawa roundabout after Sun City Estate on the way to the Airport.
In a statement issued by the FCT Police Spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, he said the Police have launched a manhunt for the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
The statement reads, “The FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Sadiq Abubakar Bello has reassured members of the public that the Command has deployed proactive security measures to protect lives and property in the Federal Capital Territory.
“He stated this on Tuesday during his visit to Galadimawa round-about for on the spot assessment of the unfortunate incident that claimed the lives of some policemen during a fierce gun battle with some dare-devil men of the underworld.
“While commiserating with families of the deceased policemen who paid the supreme price while serving their fatherland, the Commissioner of Police wishes to assure law abiding FCT residents and the general public that the Command has set machineries in motion to arrest the fleeing assailants and bring them to justice.
“Meanwhile, the Command Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department have since commenced discreet investigation to unmask the identities of the criminal elements behind the dastardly act.”