Unidentified gunmen have reportedly killed seven policemen in Galadimawa area in Abuja.
The attackers were said to have opened fire on the policemen on Monday night when they were stopped by some of the personnel of the Force who were on a stop and search duty in the area.
The attack also left many civilians injured including one policeman. Confirming the attack, the Force Spokesman, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood said an investigation has commenced.
He said: “The attack on Police personnel and killing of seven policemen in Abuja on Monday is an indication that those who are calling for the disbandment or end to SARS are not doing the nation any good.
“These are policemen that were attacked and killed by armed robbers and other bandits.
“When you now begin to call for end to SARS, this is a living witness that police personnel die in the process of protecting Nigerians and it is important that the SARS who are the fighting arm remain.
“SARS is what the police is using to curb and reduce forms of robbery and criminality in the country. “
Investigation has commenced fully into this incident and the perpetrators would be prosecuted.”