Police officials addressing journalists in Ebonyi State.
The hoodlums, who operated in two Sienna vehicles, drove into the police checkpoint and opened fire on the policemen
By Nweze Anaga, Abakaliki
The Nigeria Police Force has again lost three policemen in Ebonyi State in a fresh attack by unidentified gunmen on Saturday January 28, 2023.
The Police Public Relations officer, SP Chris Anyanwu, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, explained that the gunmen lunched the attack at the boundary between Ebonyi and Enugu State around 1808hrs on Saturday.
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He narrated that the hoodlums came with two Sienna cars, and opened fire on them at the checkpoint.
His words: “The hoodlums, who operated in two Sienna vehicles, drove into the police checkpoint and opened fire on the policemen.
“Three police personnel of `Operation Safer Highway’, were fatally injured and were later confirmed dead by medical personnel.’’
Though no group has claimed responsibility for the latest killing, many security operatives have lost their lives to the growing insecurity in Nigeria.