Three police officers from the Enugu State command were shot and killed at Agbani, the headquarters of the state’s Nkanu West Local Government by unidentified gunmen.
It was gathered that the incident happened early on Saturday at a roundabout close to the Agbani Divisional Police station.
When the attackers spotted the police officers, who were on stop-and-search duty, they opened fire right away, killing the three security personnel, a source who is familiar with the incident said.
However, a resident of the area who witnessed the attack, said, “The policemen were caught unaware because they were busy extorting Okada riders when the gunmen swooped on them.
“If you see what they do here, you won’t pity them. How can you be at a checkpoint in an area that has witnessed several attacks and you will relax and be collecting money and giving change to Okada riders.
“Unfortunately, these criminals took advantage and attacked them. They shot three dead and three others escaped with some gun shots. The hoodlums carted away their guns and took Ugboka – Nara Unateze road and escaped.”
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