Unknown Gunmen have killed three policemen during an attack at the border checkpoint along the Enugu/Abakaliki Highway.
It was gathered that the gunmen, who drove in two Sienna buses, attacked the checkpoint late Saturday night.
The Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) in Ebonyi State, SP Chris Anyanwu, confirmed the incident.
Although he didn’t give further details about what transpired, the attack left another officer injured.
The victim who was shot in the leg is said to be receiving treatment at an undisclosed medical facility in Abakaliki, the state capital.
A reliable police source however disclosed that the rampaging gunmen first attacked the military checkpoint at Idodo, Enugu State, before proceeding to the border checkpoint where they killed the three policemen.
Gunmen have been unleashing terror in Ebonyi and other South-Eastern states recently, attacking security operatives and offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Saturday’s attack is the latest in the series of deadly attacks on the police and other security agencies in the South-east.
Last December, gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in Abakaliki, killing a police officer.
The gunmen stormed the checkpoint on a motorcycle on December 5, 2022, opening fire on the police operatives. The situation forced operatives to return the fire, which led to a shoot-out.
A week earlier, suspected arsonists set ablaze INEC office in Iboko, a community in Izzi Local Government Area of the state.
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