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2 Dead As Unknown Gunmen Attack Enugu Police Checkpoint

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The Enugu State capital was thrown into a state of palpable tension as some unknown gunmen have reportedly attacked and sacked a police checkpoint where they killed two officers on duty and injured some others.

The incident which occured on Thursday morning was said to have occurred at Gariki, MTD area in Enugu South Local Government Area of the state capital.

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The gunmen were said to have attacked the checkpoint around 9:10 am. It is unclear whether the hoodlums attacked the MTD police station which is less than three poles from the checkpoint.

In another report, the Anambra State Police has reportedly killed two unknown gunmen who were alleged to be kidnappers, after a terrific gun duel that threw some parts of the state into pandemonium.

DSP Toochukwu Ikenga who is the the state police command’s spokesperson, had revealed this in a press statement.

Ikenga said: “Anambra State Police Operatives while on patrol along Obosi Nkpor road by Obosi town hall at about 11:39pm on 26/6/2022, accosted a gang of armed men in a white Toyota Hiace bus, a red Toyota Corolla car and a motorcycle.

“The operatives engaged the armed men in a gun battle, neutralized two of the hoodlums and recovered one pump action, one locally fabricated pistol and a red Toyota Corolla with reg number AKD 303 DW.

“During the gun duel with the hoodlums, the superior firepower of the operatives made the assailants flee the scene with the Toyota Hiace bus and a motorcycle.

“Meanwhile, Police has intensified patrol in the area and improved operational positioning to respond to distress calls, especially aimed at arresting other fleeing gang members.”

Ikenga said on the same day, the same set of operatives had while patrolling along central school road, Umusiomen Nkpor, Ogidi recovered a white Mercedes Benz 350 with reg. Nos RSH 836 BE suspected to have been abandoned by criminal elements.


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