JUST IN: Gunmen set patrol vehicle ablaze, kill three police officers in Anambra
Unknown gunmen have reportedly set ablazed a patrol vehicle and killed three policemen in Onitsha, the capital of Anambra state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that two other persons believed to be civilians also sustained bullet wounds in the attack.
According to a source in Onitsha, the attack occurred at Ezeiweka road in the commercial city, and that a patrol van belonging to the police was also set ablaze by the attacking gunmen.
“The policemen were at a checkpoint in the area, where they always station their vehicle at the junction on daily basis as one of the security posts, when the attack happened,” the source said.
Confirming the incident, the police public relations officer in the state, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga stated that he would react after gathering information about how the attack happened.