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Gunmen Attack Enugu Police Check Point, Two Killed

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There is palpable tension in Enugu State capital as gunmen reportedly attacked a police checkpoint and allegedly killed two officers on duty and others.

The incident which happened on Thursday morning was said to have occurred at Gariki, MTD area in Enugu South Local Government Area of the state capital.

At the time of filing this report, sources told our correspondent that shootings were still renting the air as residents scampered to safety.

A text message sent to our correspondent by a source read, “there is shooting at Gariki, MTD area and that two policemen and some other persons have been killed.”

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Confirming the attack, the Enugu state Police PRO, Daniel Ndukwe, told Vanguard that there was a shooting but he can not specifically state if there were police casualties.

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“Yes, I learned that masked gunmen fired gunshots there this morning, but I can’t confirm if any policeman was killed.’

But an eyewitness, Regis Anikwuorji who leaves near the scene of the incident, said “there is a police checkpoint there. He said the incident made his wife turn back from going to work and returned home very frightened”

However, details of the incident are still sketchy, while Command’s Tactical/Operational Operatives have been mobilized and are on the trail of the miscreants. Further development will be communicated, please,” he said.

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