The Northern Regional Police Command has confirmed an attack on its snap check duty men last Monday night at Kakpagyili by an unidentified gunman.
They have also confirmed the seizure of two AK 47 rifles from their men on duty check point at Kakpayili, a suburb of Tamale.
It says the armed men opened fire on the police officers and succeeded in bolting away with the rifles of two of the officers.
The Regional Police Public Relation Officer DSP Mohammed Yussif Tanko, who confirmed this to the media says the police have commenced investigations in to the matter to understand exactly what happened, identify the perpetrators and have them arrested.
He called on the general public to assist the police on any information that can lead to the arrest of the criminals.
He says all police officers on duty within the metropolis have been briefed on the incident and are being asked to remain alert. This is the second time gunmen have attacked the police in the region and made away with some ammunitions.
Last year, some unknown gunmen broke into the armory of the police in Daboya in the North Gonja district of the region.
It is not clear whether the police have retrieve those weaponries and arrested the perpetrators of the Daboya attack. But DSP Tanko is confident the recent one at Kakpagyili will not go unpunished.