Two gunmen killed, four arrested in Nigeria

Two gunmen killed, four arrested in Nigeria
# 23 February 2013 20:57 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Nigerian troops in northwest Kano State on Saturday killed two suspected gunmen and arrested four others in Kano metropolis when the gunmen attacked the checking point, APA reports.

A security source told Xinhua that the incident happened around 1:10 p.m., local time, at a security check point along Hadejia road, during "a stop and search" on a commercial vehicle at the check point.

"It was in the process when one of the passengers of the vehicle opened fire on the security operatives at the check point, " the source added.

"Soon after the incident security operatives at the check point responded by killing the attacker instantly," the source said.

Spokesman of the Joint Security Task force (JTF) Capt Ikedichi Iweha confirmed the incident and the killing of the two suspected gunmen.

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