SUSPECTED gunmen have opened fire on some Policemen at a checkpoint in Obeagu-Amechi Community, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State, killing four of them on the spot.
Eye witnesses’ said bodies of the Policemen were seen after the attack, with some passersby, including a pastor also said to have fallen victim of the deadly incident.
At press time, the number of casualties could not be ascertained but it was gathered that the gunmen set a Police patrol van ablaze during the attack.
Spokesperson for the Command ASP Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the incident, said “Information surrounding the shooting incidents in the evening hours of, 21/07/2021, where Police operatives were allegedly attacked by yet-to-be-identified gunmen at checkpoints in Obeagu-Amechi in Enugu South LGA and Amagunze in Nkanu East LGA are still sketchy.”
He said that preliminary investigations have commenced assuring that further development would be communicated.
Sources hinted that the attack which started at about 5:30 pm on Wednesday at a busy spot at Mmiri Ocha Amodu lasted till 7pm.
A source said he identified four Policemen, one Pastor and a neighborhood watch officer among the victims who were taken to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku – Ozalla mortuary.
According to the source,“the gun battle which happened along Obeagu – Amechi Road to Agbani Nkanu a few kilometers from Enugu State capital.was fierce.
“There was confusion and tension while it lasted, people were running in different directions. I think the Policemen were totally caught unawares,”