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Gunmen kill three policemen in Ebonyi

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Three policemen posted to foster peace at the boundary axis between Ikwo Local Council and Cross River State were murdered by unknown gunmen at Ofunakpa in Ikwo Local Council of Ebonyi State.

Though the Ebonyi police command was skeptical on the development at the time of filing this report, a police source told The Guardian in confidence that five police officers were attacked by assailants.

According to the source, the assailants wore police uniform and succeeded in killing three officers while two escaped.

The Guardian also gathered that the police officers who were deployed to the war zone at Ikwo were on duty when a set of people allegedly disguised in police uniform approached them and shook hands with them; but to their dismay, these people opened fire, killing three on the spot.

The source further stated that after the officers were gunned down, one was beheaded, while the assailants cut off the private part of another, as it was only one person that his body parts were not tampered with.

The source further said that the command had sent reinforcement to the affected area. 

Those who lunched the unexpected attack have not be identified or arrested as the police have refused to officially react to the development.

However, the deceased were laid to rest last week. One of the victims, Sergeant Terry, who is a Yoruba indigene, lived at Oroke-Onuoha at mile 50 in Abakaliki metropolis. His wife is nursing their two weeks old baby.


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