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Gunmen Attack Police Officers At Checking Point, Kill Three

Gunmen Attack Police Officers At Checking Point,   Kill Three
  • PublishedNovember 19, 2022

Gunmen on Saturday attacked some policemen at Agbani, headquarters of Nkanu West Local Government of Enugu, killing three operatives and injuring many others.

The incident, it was learnt, occurred on Saturday morning at a roundabout near the Agbani Divisional Police station.

The police officers were on a stop-and-search duty when the assailants sighted them and immediately opened fire, bringing down the three security operatives.

The gunmen, who operated in a vehicle, were reported to have escaped towards Ugbawka.

The attack occurred less than 24 hours after a former Commissioner Chief Gabriel Onuzulike and his elder brother were killed at their Nkpokolo-Achi hometown by gunmen.

Enugu Police Command informed two assailants were intercepted and neutralised by a joint Police/Army team.

The spokesman Daniel Ndukwe said the team recovered an AK-47 rifle with two magazines loaded with ammunition, a Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep belonging to the deceased victims, a Toyota Camry car and a RAV4 Jeep.

Part of his statement reads, “Pending the receipt of a detailed report, kindly be informed that preliminary report reveals that two (2) of the assailants, said to have infiltrated into Oji-River from neighbouring Anambra State community, in the evening hours of 18/11/2022, that attacked and murdered one Gabriel Onuzulike (identified as former Chairman of Oji-River LGA and Commissioner in Enugu State Government) and his brother at Nkpokolo-Achi in Oji-River LGA, were neutralized by a Joint Police/Army Team, who swiftly responded to a distress call on the incident and intercepted the hoodlums at Inyi community of the same LGA, as they were escaping into Anambra State.”

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