The Crown News

…bringing the world closer to you

Gunmen kill three Policemen,injured one in Edo checkpoint

1 min read

Suspected gunmen on Thursday killed three anti-riot policemen near the popular Agor Market, along the Igarra-Auchi Road in Edo.

Another operative was reportedly injured when the gunmen opened fire at a police checkpoint.

Eyewitnesses said the unsuspecting policemen put up a gallant fight to exchange fire with the gunmen.

In the exchange of gunfire, it was gathered that one of the attackers died while another sustained injuries.

The injured gunman was said to have been quickly moved by policemen to an undisclosed hospital for treatment and interrogation.

Six rifles belonging to the attackers believed to have come from Okenne in Kogi State were recovered from their hideouts by vigilante members.

According to the NATION Newspaper ,Head of the vigilance group in the area, Ibukun Dogo, told The Nation the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) called his men were  attacked, making him to quickly mobilise vigilantes to the scene.

Dogo said he and his men saw bodies of the three policemen and they traced the attackers to their hideouts.

But Edo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Chidi Nwabuzor, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said he was yet to get details of the incident.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © All rights reserved. | Newsphere by AF themes.