The Police in Kaduna have confirmed the death of a woman, who was killed via an accidental discharge from Police officers mourning the death of two of their colleagues. The two Police officers died during a confrontation with armed bandits in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State.

According to reports, the Police officers that conveyed the corpses of their colleagues to the command headquarters to protest the killing of their colleagues began shooting into the air which unfortunately led to the killing of the woman.

The Kaduna Police Spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Muktar Aliyu, disclosed the latest attack in a statement on Tuesday. He also expressed sadness over the death of the civilian. He explained that the Police team were ambushed and attacked by unidentified armed men in which two of the bandits were also killed while an AK47 rifle was recovered from them.

The statement reads: “Kaduna State Police Command wishes to categorically state that, on 16/07/2018 at about 1830hrs, a Team of Police Officers on special duty, while on routine patrol at Tabanni Village along Birnin-Gwari – Funtua Road, were ambushed and attacked by unidentified armed men.

“The Police Team engaged the attackers in a fierce gun battle and at the end, two of the unidentified gun men were killed and one AK 47 rifle was recovered. Unfortunately, two Police Officers lost their lives in the incident. However, the situation has been promptly brought under control.

“In their deep mourning mood, some Police Officers who conveyed the corpses of their late colleagues to Kaduna on 17/07/2018 at about 1100hrs encountered an unfortunate incident where there was accidental discharge of gun-shot which hit a female member of the public. She was rushed to the hospital but sadly died from sustained wounds.

“The Police Command wishes to reassure members of the public that the State is calm and peaceful. As such, people are free and safe to go about their lawful businesses without fear or molestation” he said.

Scores of people have been killed in attacks by armed bandits in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The victims include civilians, Soldiers and Police officers.