Three policemen were reportedly killed along the Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway during an ambush by suspected bandits on Tuesday.
According to the Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, the vehicle in which the deceased officers were in was also set ablaze.
In a statement by Ibrahim Nagwari, Chairman of the association, the group said the incident occurred near Labi village in Birnin-Gwari local government area.
“On behalf of entire people of Birnin-Gwari and our association, Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the their families and the Nigerian Police Force for this irreparable loss,” the statement read.
“We equally like to commend all security agencies for the difficult task of uprooting acts of terrorism, armed banditry and Kidnappings along Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highways as well as Birnin-Gwari-Funtua road and indeed the Kamuku forest.
“We are calling of all peace-loving people of Birnin-Gwari to volunteer in assisting security agencies to unmask all evil elements across our territory and also give accurate information on all hideouts of these criminals.”