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Five policemen were on Friday feared killed when some bandits attacked Farinruwa village, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressives Union said the five policemen paid the supreme price in their effort to safeguard the lives and property of the people, a development the State Police Command is yet to confirm.

The Chairman of BEPU, Salisu Haruna, confirmed the attack in a statement titled, ‘BEPU commiserate with police over killings of personnel in Birnin-Gwari,’ in Kaduna on Sunday.

The statement read:

“With deep heart and grief, Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressive Union commiserates with the Nigerian Police Force over the ambush of police personnel at Farinruwa and the brutal murder of five gallant police personnel during the attack on Friday 15th January 2021.

“Indeed the Police personnel on a routine duty pay the supreme price in their effort to safeguard our people and maintain security.

“We salute the courage and resilient of the Nigerian Police Force in the fight against banditry, kidnapping and other crimes within the Birnin-Gwari general area and adjoining forest.

“Our heartfelt condolences on behalf of Birnin-Gwari Emirate to the families of the five slain policemen, the Inspector General of Police, the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command, the Government and the people of Kaduna for this irreparable loss.

“We equally hope and pray for the victory of police over criminals and would like to assure the police and other security personnel that as the stanza of our national anthem says, the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain.”

The Police Public Relation Officer in the state, ASP Mohammed Jalige, is yet to confirm the development, however, said that a statement will be made available soon.

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