Seven policemen have been killed and many civilians injured when gunmen opened fire on them in Abuja on Monday night.The policemen were on stop-and-search duty operation at Galadimawa roundabout, a suburb in Abuja.
A resident of the community told journalist that the armed men were stopped for search by the police when they opened fire on the policemen which led to the death of seven while one was seriously injured.
The gun battle led to many pedestrians and traders around the roundabout to run for safety while many sustained various degrees of injuries.
He said this led to the deployment of more policemen to the community which is close to the ever busy Airport Road.
Meanwhile, the Police Force Headquarters, in Abuja, said it had commenced investigation to arrest the suspects responsible for the brutal killing of seven policemen in Galadimawa area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Force’s spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, made this known at a media briefing, where he said that the force would not leave any stone unturned to bring the perpetrators of the evil act to book.
He said, “The killing of the policemen goes a long way to prove that the call for the disbandment of the SARS is not justified”.