Two policemen attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command have been reportedly killed by unknown gunmen.
The incident took place at Nwofe, a sub-burb of the Abakaliki metropolis in the Izzi Local Government Area, where the victims were part of a patrol team on surveillance on Friday morning.
The State police spokesperson, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the incident, adding that another operative was injured in the attack.
The statement read: “Today, November 17, 2023, at about 08:30 am, operatives of the Command on patrol at Nwofe Road at the outskirt of Abakaliki were attacked by armedmen using a tinted Highlander vehicle with registration number unknown.
“Two of the operatives were were fatally wounded, while one is currently receiving medical treatment at the hospital.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Police Command, CP Augustina Ogbodo psc on receiving the distress call immediately dispatched tactical teams to the scene, who equally swung into action by giving the hoodlums a hot chase but they escaped.
“The Commissioner of Police also visited the scene of the incident with her management team for on-the-spot Assessment.
“She is using this medium to call on well-meaning individuals of the State to avail the command with useful information that can lead to the arrest of the fleeing hoodlums while assuring them of round-the-clock visibility patrol of the nooks and crannies of the State”.