Gunmen kill three policemen at checkpoint in Ebonyi State
Ebonyi State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed the killing of three of its officers attached to the Safer Highway patrol team by unknown gunmen.
It said they were shot dead while on duty at Nwaezenyi Junction in Izzi Council of the state.
The police public relations officer, DSP Loveth Odah, explained that the assailants, who were in a convoy, disguised as mourners.
But on approaching the checkpoint at Nwaezenyi where they were flagged down, they immediately opened fire before setting the police van ablaze.
She added that two of the seven gunmen sustained major injuries.
Odah said: “According to our Safer Highway team, some disguised people were moving in a convoy as if they were doing a burial rally with motorcycles. Three motorcycles in the front with three tricycles before the two Sienna buses following them.
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