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Gunmen attack police checkpoint, set van ablaze



The assailants burnt down their patrol vehicle after killing them

Gunmen attacked a police check-point on the Abakaliki-Enugu Highway, setting fire to a police patrol van on Thursday.

According to reports, the event occurred near the Ishieke Junction on the outskirts of the Abakaliki metropolis.

According to local sources, the gunmen killed an officer and abducted another, although this could not be independently verified as of the time of reporting this report.

DSP Joshua Ukandu, the state command’s public relations officer, verified the attack.

However, he denied knowledge of the killing or abduction of any police officer saying reports from the scene were still sketchy.

He said, “An incident happened this morning, but I am still trying to put the details.

“At this point, I can’t confirm much. Let me get my facts right.

“I just got information that there was an attack at that point, but I don’t have any other information.”