Gunmen have attacked the Safer Highways base of the Nigerian Police in Nabordo, Toro Local Government Area, killing two persons.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakili, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Sunday via a telephone interview.
He said the attack was carried out on Saturday night on men of the safer highways who patrol Bauchi-Jos road.
Following the attack, a policeman identified as Inspector Muktar Ibrahim was shot dead and a civilian also identified as the son of the Ward Head of Nabordo, Uba Sama’ila, who had gone to visit the inspector was also killed in the attack.
The police spokesman confirmed that another civilian was also hit by a stray bullet and he is currently receiving treatment and recuperating.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi has deployed more patrol teams to the area while men on stop and search have been put on high alert and investigation into the attack is ongoing.