Unknown gunmen have claimed the lives of four policemen on Wednesday at Nkpologwu, in Aguata local government area of Anambra State.
Eko Hot Blog gathered that they also took the rifles of the deceased away after killing them at a checkpoint in the community and the police patrol vehicle at the checkpoint was set ablaze by the assailants.
The state Commissioner of Police visited two spots in Mkpologwu, Aguata Local Government Area and Omogho in Orumba North, where the attack took place.
Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Haruna said the gunmen who drove in both a salon car and a black Mercedes Benz 4Matic SUV, opened fire on the policemen deployed to patrol the two locations.
He said the Commissioner of Police Monday Bala Kuryas has ordered for a discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, adding that the perpetrators of the act must be brought to book.
A senior police officer in the local government who confirmed the killing said: “Honestly, it was a black Wednesday in Anambra. I don’t know what those boys want to gain from this act.
“We lost our gallant men today again, few days after the Aba, Abia State incident. Do they want us to leave the force for them.
“This thing is getting out of hands and when our men respond now, some members of the public will start shouting on policemen.”
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