Three police officers have been killed by gunmen in Anambra state.
According to The Nation, the incident occurred Sunday along Ukaegbu /Ezeiweka road in Onitsha.
Two other officers were said to have been injured during the shooting incident at a security post mounted by the police operatives.
The gunmen also burned down the police vehicle.
According to reports, an eyewitness said the gunmen may have been angered by the alleged extortion by the operatives at the security post.
“Any time they stay there, the residents feel relieved because the place is a dangerous zone. But the way they extort motorists is what people don’t like,” the source was quoted to have said.
“The problem the policemen have is that they don’t listen or monitor the situation. People are angry because of the situation of things in the country, and you continue to extort them every day.
“Nobody knows the unknown gunmen, many people believe they are members of the Pro-Biafra agitators and the reason all of us should be careful about things we do.”
When contacted, Ikenga Tochukwu, police public relations officer in the state, said: “I don’t have details on it.”