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Unknown gunmen on Wednesday attacked a police checkpoint in Nachi, Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State, killing two policemen.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the officers were conducting a stop and search on the axis when the incident took place.
Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the attack in a statement issued on Wednesday.
Although it is unclear what ensued, the police spokesman said the State Police Command has commenced a full-scale investigation that will lead to fishing out the assailants.
‘Full-scale investigation that will lead to fishing out of the assailants has commenced. Further development will be communicated, please,‘ he said.
The Eastern Updates undertstands that the incident is the latest in a growing trend of attacks on police stations and security personnel in the South East region of the country.
Over the weekend, gunmen went on a rampage in different parts of the region, killing people and destroying properties.
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