A policewoman attached to the Zone 1 office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) was shot dead by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday in Kano.
The policewoman, who was dressed in her uniform, was said to have parked by the road side to fix her tyres when the gunmen riding on a motorcycle shot her dead.
She was said to have been on her way to the office when the incident happened.
The gunmen fled the scene of the attack immediately after the shooting, which occurred barely 24 hours after a multiple explosion at a popular motor park in Kano killed dozens of people.
State Police Commissioner, Mr. Musa Daura confirmed the killing, stating that already detectives have swung into action with a view to apprehending the assailants.
More details later.