*FRACAS: Gunmen Ambushes Police At Checkpoint, Burns Patrol Vehicle*

FRACAS: Gunmen Ambushes Police At Checkpoint, Burns Patrol Vehicle.

It was reliably gathered that Gunmen attacked police officers at their check point along the Abakaliki -Enugu Highway on Thursday, and also set a patrol van belonging to the Police ablaze.

According to the report, the incident occurred at Ishieke junction at the outskirts of Abakaliki town.

The newskingdom confirmed from a source, who pleaded anonymity, that the gunmen killed one police officer and abducted another but this claim could not be independently established as of the time of filing this report.

Joshua Ukandu, the Police spokesperson in Ebonyi, confirmed the attack.

Joshua, however, denied knowledge of the killing or abduction of any police officer saying reports from the scene were still fragmentary.

“An incident happened this morning but I am still trying to put the details together. At this point, I can’t confirm much, let me get my facts right”.

“I just got an information that there was an attack at that point but I don’t have any other information,” he stated.

It should be recalled that this incident occurred barely three weeks after four police officers and two civilians were killed in an attack on another checkpoint at hilltop junction.

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