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Gunmen kill two police officers in Enugu

Gunmen kill two police officers in Enugu
July 22
12:20 2021

Two police officers have been reportedly killed by gunmen in Enugu state.

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NAN reports that two police checkpoints in Enugu south LGA and Amagunze in Nkanu east LGA were attacked on Wednesday evening.

A vehicle and a motorcycle were reportedly burnt during the attack.

Daniel Ndukwe, spokesman of the Enugu police command, while confirming the incident, said details about the attacks were “sketchy”.

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”Preliminary investigations have commenced. Further development will be communicated, please,” Ndukwe was quoted as saying.

Obinna Nweke, a witness, told the news agency that the duel “was like a war”.

“What happened at the section of the road at Obeagu Amechi community was like a war situation as the heavy shooting continued unabated and everybody had to run for safety,” Nweke said

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“After the gun duel between the police and unknown gunmen around 7:00 pm, the whole Enugu-Amechi-Agbani Road was deserted.

Chimezie Okoh, another witness, said a civilian was hit by a stray bullet.

“Thank God, myself and the commercial motorcycle operator carrying me are still alive and not hit by stray bullets emanating from the cross-fire,” Okoh said.

“However, I saw a policeman whose head had been shattered with bullets and another policeman lying lifeless.

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“And after passing a small bridge near the checkpoint, I saw a lifeless civilian, probably hit by stray bullet, in front of a building suspected to be a church.”

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