Two policemen were on Saturday, December 18, killed by gunmen who attacked a police checkpoint at Idemili-Obosi Interchange on the Onitsha-Owerri Road, Anambra State.
The patrol vehicle of the police officers was also burnt during the attack.
Daily Report Nigeria gathered that about 10 policemen were at the checkpoint when the incident happened, but only two officers were killed.
The Remains of the officers have since been deposited in a morgue.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident, saying the rifles of the slain officers, a Lexus SUV, and one of the operational vehicles of the armed hoodlum was recovered.
“What happened on Saturday around 5.20 pm 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 demobilized, 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 is more motivated in providing security services until the current security concern is reduced to the barest minimum and overcome.”