Three police officers of the Ebonyi State Police Command were on Tuesday killed gunmen following an attack on the Oshiri Divisional Headquarters of the command in the Onicha Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, Faleye Olaleye disclosed this during a briefing at the command headquarters in Abakaliki, the state capital.
Olaleye said the police also neutralised two of the assailants, prompting the deployment of officers who went after those behind the attack.
According to him, some of the items recovered include, one Lexus car ES350, one fabricated AK-47 rifle, one AK-47 magazine with seven rounds of ammunition, one SMG rifle and one SMG magazine with eight rounds of ammunition.
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In another development, A police officer was shot dead by unknown gunmen in an attack at a checkpoint in the state.
The incident was cofirmed by the police spokesperson in the state, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, in a statement on Wednesday.
Onovwakpoyeya revealed that the incident happened around the Union Bank roundabout in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Monday night.
“Sadly, one of the operatives paid the supreme price, while two others were injured and are receiving treatment in the hospital. Also, the hoodlums equally recorded casualties but were taken away,” Onovwakpoyeya said.
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