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Six policemen killed as hoodlums attack police checkpoint in Enugu

Six policemen were on Wednesday reportedly killed by gunmen at a police checkpoint on the Obeagu-Uno-Amodu – Umueze-Amechi road, in the Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State.

According to reports, the hoodlums attacked the checkpoint at Obeagu Uno shortly after Inyaba Bridge around 7.30pm.

Community sources told newsmen that the hoodlums, who came from the Agbani end of the road in the Nkanu West LGA, initially had encounter with policemen at Four Corner in Amagunze before the attack coming on the checkpoint.

One of the sources who spoke with journalists said the hoodlums killed about six policemen, burnt their vehicles and stole their AK-47 rifles.

The source said, “Around 7pm, we started hearing gun shots along the road. It lasted for about 30 minutes.

“I can’t say how many policemen were killed, but the policemen on the checkpoint were six. What I can tell you is that up to six people were killed in the incident. Some of the hoodlums may among.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident but failed to provide the number of casualty.

Ndukwe in a text message sent to newsmen, “I’m under the weather. I need to verify that and revert, please.”

The incident came barely one week after a military checkpoint was attacked in Adani in Uzo-Uwani LGA and soldiers killed.

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