Gunmen kill three Ebonyi policemen at checkpoint

No fewer than three Policemen have been reportedly killed by gunmen, at a checkpoint Ebonyi State.

A source said the three policemen were gunned down about 10pm, on Monday, in front of a police station, in the Ishielu Local Government Area of the state, along Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway.

It was gathered that the gunmen opened fire on the three cops, who were said to have mounted a roadblock in front of the station, and killed them.

“The remains of the three police victims have been deposited at a mortuary in Abakaliki after they were confirmed dead by doctors,” the source said.

The Police Public Relations Officer, in the state, Mrs Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident .

As of the time of filing this report, Mrs Odah, however, said she could not give details of the casualty figures until a visit to the scene of the incident.

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