Gunmen shoot at patrol van, kill 3 policemen in Enugu

DSP Daniel Ndukwe

ASP Daniel Ndukwe, Enugu Police Public Relations Officer;

By Stanley Nwanosike

Gunmen in a Lexus Jeep opened fire on the moving police patrol van, along Chime Avenue in New Haven area of Enugu State on Wednesday evening.

The command’s spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident in a statement in Enugu on Thursday.

According to him, the three policemen were on night patrol before they encountered the gunmen.

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“This development led to three police operatives sustaining severe gunshot wounds and later confirmed dead at the hospital,” he said.

Ndukwe said that the command was on the trail of the attackers who shot the policemen at about 10:15 p.m.

“Intensive manhunt operation is ongoing to fish out the assailants,” he said.

The police spokesman said further information would be given on the development, and assured that the assailants have been tracked and would be apprehended soon.

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