Gunmen have killed three policemen and injured two persons during an attack at a security post mounted by the operatives along Ukaegbu/Ezeiweka Road in Onitsha, Anambra State.
A source in Onitsha, who disclosed that the attack occurred on Sunday in the commercial city, said that a patrol van belonging to the police was also set ablaze by the attacking gunmen.
“The policemen were at a checkpoint in the area, where they always station their vehicle at the junction on daily basis as one of the security posts, when the attack happened,” the source said.
The State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident, saying that he would react after gathering information about how the attack happened.
This comes a few days after gunmen killed Igwe Alex Edozieuno, the former traditional ruler of Mkpunando Aguleri in Anambra East local government area of Anambra State.