The Assistant Director Army Public Relations (PRO) of the 33 artillery Brigade Bauchi, Major Joseph Adekunle Afolashade confirmed the incident.
He said that the army later carried out preliminary investigation that revealed that the victims were police men.
He said the situation has been brought under control and the road since opened for motorists.
The army spokesman urged members of general public to abide by rules at check point irrespective of their statuses to avoid recurrence of such incident in the future.
“The general public is also requested to note that the current situation in the country especially with the ongoing operation in North East to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists from their hideouts, there is need to ensure no escaping terrorists or weapons are allowed to infiltrate other parts of the country,” he said.