Unknown gunmen have shot dead seven policemen who were on patrol along the Nnamdi Azikiwe Road, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
It was learnt that the assailants, who were in a vehicle shot the men in a surprise attack and zoomed off after the dastardly act earlier today.
Our correspondent gathered that the incident caused a panic as motorists and residents ran away in fright as gunshots rent the air.
But it could not be immediately ascertained if the attackers went away with the firearms of the dead policemen.
The bodies of the slain cops were later evacuated from the scene in a police van. The pictures of the men later surfaced online.
The Commissioner of Police, Sadiq Bello who confirmed the incident, said he was in a briefing and could not provide details of the attack.
He stated that the command would soon issue a statement on the incident.
. Details later.