Unknown gunmen have reportedly attacked about ten officers at a Police checkpoint at Idemili-Obosi Interchange on the Onitsha-Owerri Road, in Anambra State.
Two Police officers were shot dead during the unfortunate encounter while patrol vehicle was set ablaze
Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, speaking on the development said two policemen were killed.
Tochukwu said, “What happened on Saturday around 5.20pm along the Obosi Idemili flyover is an example of the price we pay as Police officers in service to the nation and humanity.
“Three of the armed men were demobilised, while two police personnel paid the supreme price. The police also recovered the rifles of the slain officers. A Lexus SUV, one of the operational vehicles of the armed hoodlums, was also recovered. The operation is still ongoing. Further details shall be communicated.
“The Anambra State Police Command is firm and the personnel are more motivated in providing security services until the current security concern is reduced to the barest minimum and overcome,” he said.