Panic as gunmen kill 2 policemen, injure three at Enugu checkpoint

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Two policemen were on Wednesday morning killed by gunmen at Nachi community in Oji River Local Government Area of State.

Three other cops also sustained severe gunshot injuries in an attack that happened at a police checkpoint in area around 9am.

Nation learnt that the policemen were on duty at the checkpoint when the gunmen took them unawares and attacked them.

deceased died on the spot as the gunmen shot sporadically until they left the scene.

It was gathered that continuous sound of gunshots caused panic within the area as commuters and passers-by scampered for safety and ran into the bushes.

police spokesman Daniel Ndukwe said the Command had launched a full scale investigation into the incident a view to tracking down the assailants.

He said: “Full-scale investigation that lead to fishing of the assailants has commenced. Further development be communicated, please.”