Three policemen killed as gunmen attack patrol van in Enugu


The Police Command in Enugu State has confirmed the shooting to death of three policemen on night patrol in Enugu on September 7.

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

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.

According to him, the gunmen in a Lexus Jeep opened fire on the moving police patrol van along Chime Avenue, New Haven, Enugu.

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