How Gunmen Allegedly Killed Policeman, Injured 2 Others At Checkpoint

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By Chuks Eke

A policeman attached to Atani Police Station at the Local Government Headquarters of Ogbaru Council Area of Anambra State has allegedly been shot dead by yet-to-be-identified gunmen, while two others sustained various degrees of injuries.

The incident, according to eyewitnesses, occurred between 4 and 5 p.m. on Saturday when the gunmen allegedly swooped on the policemen at the checkpoint close to Atani police station and opened fire on them.

It was gathered that the gunmen operating on two vehicles they allegedly snatched from some victims had on approaching the police checkpoint, opened fire on them and killed one instantly, while two others sustained injuries before the hoodlums allegedly zoomed off with the corpse and firearm of the deceased policeman.

Some unknown gunmen had a few months ago, attacked the Atani police station, killed a female police officer and set the station ablaze.

The state police public relations officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga could not be reached on the phone as he could not respond to his calls at the time of filing this report.


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