JUST IN: Gunmen kill two policemen, abduct two in Enugu checkpoint

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JUST IN: Gunmen kill two policemen, abduct two in Enugu checkpoint

Gunmen have killed two policemen and abducted two others in a checkpoint attack at the Cashew Bus Stop, Corridor Area of Independence Layout in Enugu.

The body of one of the policemen in uniform was seen in a viral video on Thursday afternoon with residents claiming he was shot on the forehead.

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An eyewitness said that the gunmen, numbering about six, came in Mercedes Benz and Toyota Jeep with hoods.

It was learnt that the continuous shooting caused pandemonium in the area as people ran for safety.

The Nation gathered about seven policemen were at the checkpoint when the incident happened around 12: 30noon.

When our News Source visited the scene on Thursday afternoon, it was observed that the checkpoint had been cleared.

There was also free movement of vehicles as the remains of the cops were said to have been deposited in a morgue.

A vigilante member, who identified himself simply as Ani, said it was incomprehensible how gunmen could easily gain access to that busy area, attacked policemen and still escaped unchallenged.

He said: “Though, I wasn’t around when the incident happened. But the information I got showed that the gunmen took the policemen by surprise.

“From what I heard, this place was brutal earlier today. I think their targets were the policemen who mounted a checkpoint. And I heard that two of them were killed instantly with two of the policemen abducted”.

Enugu Police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the attack, said information surrounding the incident was still sketchy.

He however said a manhunt of the hoodlums had been initiated.

Ndukwe said: “Information surrounding the incident is still sketchy.

“Meanwhile, the manhunt of the hoodlums has been initiated. Further development will be communicated, please”.

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