Unknown gunmen reportedly attacked a Division of the Nigerian Police at Unwana, Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state in the early hours of Sunday and killed three policemen on duty.
One constable and two inspectors were reportedly killed during the attack that happened at about 2am.
A source from the area who spoke to newsmen on condition of anonymity said the gunmen masked their faces and one of them was killed by the policeman who repelled the attack.
“They killed 3 policemen, one constable and two inspectors and the police killed one of the gunmen. Nobody knows the identity of the gunmen and Police have taken away their remains.
“The incident happened around 2 am, nobody knows the route they came from, all we heard was gunshots for about 10 minutes.
The source added “At the moment, there is no information to know if they destroyed or stole anything from the police station. The men were masked but the one killed had his face unveiled by the police to ascertain his identity. He also had red clothe tied around his waist believing it was a charm”.
We are however unable to connect the spokesperson of the state Police commend, DSP Loveth Odah to confirm the incident and give further clarification as at the time of this report.