Three police officers were reportedly killed by gunmen in the Enugu State capital’s New Haven neighbourhood.
According to ANAEDOONLINE.NG, the incident occurred on Wednesday night about 10:30 p.m. in front of Francis Supermarket at the block bus stop.
According to sources, the gunmen, who are suspected to be armed robbers, rushed the area and engaged the police officers on stop-and-search duty in a gun battle on Thursday morning.
“Unfortunately, three policemen were overpowered and shot dead. The hoodlums also took away their guns,” one of the sources said.
A security alert sent out by nearby residents read: “It happened at block bus stop in front of frank supermarket.
“Three policemen down already. Guys for our information, incase we still dey outside avoid new Haven.
“Two battered police men are still lying lifeless here.”
The message was accompanied by a video which showed the dead policemen inside the gutter.
Meanwhile, efforts to get reaction of the Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, were unsuccesful as he could not be reached as phone indicated switched off.
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