A female Police officer identified as Corporal Agartha has been shot dead by unknown gunmen some reportedly wearing camouflage army uniform.

The incident happened Tuesday night around 10:30 pm at a checkpoint at Starr Oil filling station at Malshegu near Tamale.

The gunmen took away two riffles -one belonging to the deceased and another female police lady who in panic reaction left her weapon while running away.

The Crime Officer at the Northern Regional Police Command, Supt. Otuo Acheampong confirmed the incident.