About four policemen on Saturday evening were reportedly killed by gunmen at a police checkpoint at Obeagu Uno Amechi along Awkunanaw – Agbani Road in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State.
This is coming barely 48 hours after three policemen and Customs officer were killed in two checkpoints within the state capital.
Our correspondent report that six people including four policemen were killed at the same Obeagu Uno checkpoint on July 21, 2021 by gunmen.
Community sources told our correspondent that the Saturday incident which happened around 3.45pm left motorists and residents living along the ever busy road scampering for safety, abandoning their vehicles on the road.
Although details of the attack were still sketchy, one of the sources told Sunday PUNCH that he saw one policeman laying dead along the road when he passed the area around 4.20pm, adding that the hoodlums might have killed more policemen at the checkpoint as blood littered around.
“I can’t say exactly how many policemen were killed but the policemen at the checkpoint were more than six. I saw one policeman laying on the ground near the checkpoint when I passed the road to Agbani.”
A senior police officer confirmed the attack on the checkpoint. He, however, could not disclosed the actual number of casualties.
According to the police officer, a manhunt of the assailants had be launched.
Efforts to get official reaction from the state police command were unsuccessful as the Command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, could not be reached as of the time of filing this report.