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February 4, 2023

3 policemen gun down in Ebonyi

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By Ruth Oginyi

The 2022 Valentine celebration went bad in the southeast as three Policemen were reportedly killed at the Ezillo axis of Enugu/Abakaliki Expressway in Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi state.

The incident took place late Monday night when the people of the area were celebrating Valentine.

A source said the three policemen were gunned down in front of the Ezillo police station where they mounted a roadblock along the express road.

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It was gathered that the policemen were on the roadblock for the routine stop and search when the gunmen stormed the place and opened fire on them, killing 3 of the men immediately.

That the Gunmen were later repelled as they were unable to gain access into the Police Area Command which is situated inside the Ishielu Local Government Headquarters in Ezillo.

The corpses of the slain Policemen have been deposited at a mortuary in Abakaliki after they were confirmed dead by doctors.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO DSP Loveth Odah confirmed the attack but did not give details of the casualty.

She however said that a detachment of Police personnel has gone to visit the scene of the incident adding that, the command would give details of the attack after the visit.

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