No less than seven policemen who were on patrol along the Nnamdi Azikiwe Road, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja were shot dead by some unknown gunmen.
It was gathered that the police officers were gunned down on Monday at Galadimawa Junction, just off the international airport road in Abuja.
The assailants, it was learnt, who were in a vehicle, shot the men in a surprise attack and zoomed off after the dastardly act.
The Police also confirmed that seven police officers were killed by armed robbers in the Galadimawa area of the federal capital territory.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, told journalists at a news conference that the men were killed in the line of duty.
The spokesperson further stated that the police have commenced an investigation to identify those behind the attack and arrest them.
ALSO TRENDING: Tears As NYSC Corps Members Die In Bayelsa Auto Crash
While the bodies of the slain cops were later evacuated from the scene in a police van, the incident has since caused panic among Abuja residents.