Gunmen kill 3 policemen in Ebonyi station attack

By Ogochukwu Anioke, Abakaliki

Gunmen have attacked a police station in Ebonyi State, killing three policemen.

Two others sustained bullet wounds in the attack on Onueke Police Station in Ezza South Local Government Area of the state, The Nation learnt.

It was gathered that the hoodlums attacked the police station on Friday night.

The slain officers comprised two male inspectors and one woman who was killed in her office.Two AK47 rifles were reportedly taken away by the assailants.

Police spokeswoman Loveth OdaΒ confirmed the incident, adding that the bodies of the slain officers had been deposited in a mortuary while the two who sustained bullet wounds were receiving treatment.

Odah urged the general public to provide the police with information that could lead to the arrest of the attackers.

Police commissioner Philip Maku visited the attacked station on Saturday morning to assess the damage, saying that the perpetrators would be tracked down and brought to book.

Residents were said to be unsettled as policemen reportedly carried out mass arrests in the area.

Commissioner for Internal Security Mr Stanley Okoroemegha said the government was saddened by the incident.

Okoroemegha gave security agencies 48 hours to brief the government on how such a breach could have occurred without any intelligence to forestall it.

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Source: The Nation

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