About six policemen were on Wednesday night allegedly killed by gunmen at a police checkpoint along Obeagu Uno-Amodu – Umueze Amechi road, Enugu South Local Government Area of the state.
The hoodlums attacked the checkpoint at Obeagu Uno immediately after Inyaba Bridge around 7:30 p.m., according to our source.
Community sources told our correspondent that the hoodlums who came from Agbani axis of the road in Nkanu West Local Government Area of state had first encounter with policemen at 4 Corner and in Amagunze in Nkanu East Council headquarters before coming to attack the checkpoint at Enugu South.
Although details of the incident were scarce, one source disclosed that the hoodlums killed roughly six police officers at the checkpoint and set fire to their Hilux van and grabbed their AK-47 firearms.
One of the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “It was around 7 pm we started hearing gunshots along the road. The shooting lasted about 30 minutes. But after the shooting, the hoodlums appeared to have overpowered the policemen as they succeeded in setting their vehicle on fire.
“I can’t say how many policemen were killed but the policemen at 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 have also been involved.”