Two policemen were on Wednesday morning killed by gunmen at Nachi community in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Three other cops also sustained severe gunshot injuries in an attack that happened at a police checkpoint in the area around 9am.
The Nation learnt that the policemen were on duty at the checkpoint when the gunmen took them unawares and attacked them.
The deceased died on the spot as the gunmen shot sporadically until they left the scene.
It was gathered that the continuous sound of gunshots caused panic within the area as commuters and passers-by scampered for safety and ran into the bushes.