SIX POLICEMEN KILLED, PATROL VAN SET ABLAZE AS UNKNOWN GUNMEN ATTACK POLICE CHECKPOINT IN ENUGU SOUTH LGA

Intelligence gathered that unknown gunmen on Wednesday night attacked a police checkpoint along Obeagu Uno-Amodu – Umueze Amechi road, in the Enugu South Local Government Area of the State, killing six policemen and setting the patrol van ablaze.

Sources say the assailants, who came from the Agbani axis of the road had their first encounter with policemen at 4 Corner and in Amagunze in Nkanu East Council headquarters, before proceeding to attack the checkpoint at Enugu South.

It was learnt that the gunmen attacked the checkpoint located at Obeagu Uno shortly after Inyaba Bridge around 7:30 pm.

In an encounter that lasted about 30 minutes, the hoodlums killed six security operatives who were on patrol, set their Hilux van ablaze, and carted away their AK-47 rifles.

Credit: EONS Intelligence

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