Yet to be identified hoodlums allegedly killed no fewer than six policemen on Wednesday night at a police checkpoint along Obeagu Uno-Amodu – Umueze Amechi road, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu state.
It was gathered that the hoodlums attacked the checkpoint located at Obeagu Uno shortly after Inyaba Bridge around 7:30 pm.
A sources in the community who pleaded anonymity disclosed that the hoodlums who came through Agbani axis 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.
Another source disclosed that the hoodlums killed about six policemen at the checkpoint, burnt their Hilux van and took away their AK-47 rifles.
“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.”
Reacting to the development, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, said though the details of the attack on police checkpoint by hoodlums were still sketchy, investigation was ongoing.
“Information surrounding the shooting incidents in the evening hours of today, 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.
“Meanwhile, preliminary investigations have commenced. Further development will be communicated”. He said.