Gunmen Attack Police Checkpoint In Onitsha, Kill 3 Officers, Burn Patrol Van

Some yet-to-be identified Gunmen have attacked a police checkpoint in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, killing three officers, and their patrol Hilux set ablaze, Oceanicnews reports.

The attack which occurred in Ezeiweka area of Onitsha saw civilians scampering for safety, as the Gunmen opened fire on policemen at the checkpoint.

According to Daily Post, a source in Onitsha said the attack occurred at Ezeiweka road in the commercial city, and that a patrol van belonging to the police was also set ablaze by the attacking gunmen. “The policemen were at a checkpoint in the area, where they always station their vehicle at the junction on daily basis as one of the security posts, when the attack happened,” the source said. The State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident, saying that he would react after gathering information about how the attack happened.

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