The State police spokesman, Idrisu Kennedy, confirming the incident to newsmen said the slain officers were ambushed while on lawful duty around Mandara village near Garaku, the headquarters of Kokona local government area.
The PPRO who declined to mention the names of the slain officers, explained that five officers were stationed at the check point, due to frequent robbery and kidnap cases at that particular point.
He said “Police officers from our command in Garaku who were on patrol along Akwanga-Keffi highway, were ambushed by unknown gunmen and two were killed. Investigation has commenced to uncover who were behind the dastardly act
“The policemen were stationed at Kubere village, some few kilometres from Gudi, on the Akwanga-Keffi highway, when the gunmen attacked them from the bush.
“The command had deployed officers from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the mobile police detachment alongside the vigilance group to comb the forest for the suspects.
“The hoodlums, by this act, wanted to dampen the morale of the police, as we approach the yuletide, so they can have their way.
“However, the command remains resolute and determined to tackle crime as the Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Uba-Kura, has ordered the deployment of more officers and men to identify flash points across the state.”