- Some unknown gunmen have launched another deadly attack against the police in Ebonyi state on Monday, February 14
- Though details are still sketchy, there are fears that three policemen around the checkpoint where the hoodlums attacked were killed
- The spokesperson of the police command in the state Loveth Odah confirmed the incident but remained silent on details of the casualty
The assailants reportedly gunned down the officers who mounted a roadblock in front of Ezillo police station on Monday evening, February 14.
In another report by Premium Times, a source who spoke anonymously claims that the gunmen who were in a hummer bus might have been mistaken for a commercial vehicle by the officers.
Speaking further, the source noted that the remains of the deceased have been deposited at a mortuary in Abakaliki.
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The Ebonyi police spokesperson, Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident. However, she could not give details of the casualty until after visiting the scene.
Gunmen attack police station again, kill inspector
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that unknown gunmen attacked another police station in the southeast region. A police officer was killed during the incident which took place at Mgbidi divisional police headquarters, Orsu West local government area of Imo state.
Michael Abattem, police public relations officer, confirming the attack in a statement on Saturday, January 15, said another officer sustained a minor bullet injury on his hand in the attack.
The police spokesperson said the attackers attempted to invade the police station on Friday, January 14, but were repelled by officers on duty.
Gunmen open fire on police officers at checkpoint, kill 2
A witness said the deceased officers were shot dead while on a stop and search operation at Okija street in the area on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.
The witness said the gunmen, who were inside a vehicle, swooped on the deceased officers and shot them at close range, adding that the victims died on the spot.