Police react as gunmen disguise as mourners kill 3 Cops in Ebonyi

Police react as gunmen disguise as mourners kill 3 Cops in Ebonyi

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The Ebonyi State police Command has confirmed the alleged murder of three personnel in Abakaliki, the State Capital.

The spokesperson of the Command, DSP Loveth Odah said the incident happened on Nwezenyi road in Izzi Local Government Area of the State on Wednesday night.

Odah said the suspected assailants, who pretended to be conducting a burial rally opened fire on the police officers who were on duty.

“They were inside three motorcycles, three tricycles and two Sienna buses. In the process of the police officers checking them, they opened fire and killed two of our men at the checking point.

“The other one we called them men at sentry, they actually shot at them and the deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations has gone to scene on spot assessment.

“Also, on Thursday last week, with same operational pattern at Umuoghara in Ezza North local government area of the state, some group opened fire on police officers but due to their smartness, our officers repelled them and arrested two and those two are helping the police,” she explained.

The corpses of the officers have been deposited at the morgue of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, according to the statement.

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