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Gunmen kill three police officers in Ebonyi



Gunmen on Saturday evening killed three police officers in Ebonyi State.

The spokesman for the state police command, Chris Anyanwu, who confirmed this to in a statement on Sunday, said the incident occurred at a border checkpoint along the Abakaliki/Enugu Expressway.

He said: “Yesterday’s attack by unknown gunmen at Ebonyi/Enugu boundary took place at about 1808hrs.

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“Three Police personnel of Operation Safer Highway, fatally injured. Later confirmed dead. Hoodlums operated in two sienna vehicles drove into the check-poiñt and opened fire on the policemen.”

More than 50 police officers had been killed and several facilities destroyed by criminals in the South-East in the last two years.

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