Bauchi - The Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the killing of three policemen by unknown gunmen on Thursday morning along Bauchi-Gombe Road.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Mr Hassan Mohammed, confirmed this in Bauchi on Thursday.
He said that the men were on patrol along Gombe Road when they were ambushed by the killers.
Mohammed said that two of the deceased died on the spot while the third, who received serious injuries, died later at the hospital.
According to him, the fourth person managed to escape.
``The men were on highway patrol when they were ambushed by unknown gunmen.
``They were four in number, two died instantly on the sport, one died later at the hospital while the fourth person managed to escape,” he said.
He added that the command had started investigations into the incident, and called on any person with useful information to get across to the police.