Nigeria’s police on Tuesday said they have launched an investigation into the killing of two policemen by suspected gunmen in the southeastern state of Anambra.

The policemen were shot dead on Monday at Oraifite, a town in Ekwusigo area of the southern state, said Haruna Mohammed, spokesman for the police in Anambra.

Several other policemen were macheted by the attackers, Mohammed told reporters in Awka, the state capital.

The police suspected members of the outlawed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), of being responsible for the attack, he said.

“As soon as police arrived at the house of the suspect, armed men, suspected to be IPOB members, descended on the police, set ablaze one patrol vehicle and attacked them with rifles and machetes,” Mohammed said.

John Abang, the state’s police chief, told Xinhua the area had been cordoned off as policemen intensify the search for the perpetrators of the dastardly act to bring them to justice. Enditem

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 

Previous articleHeavy rains disrupt transport in parts of Uganda
Next articleHouse Democrats send Trump impeachment report to judiciary panel, setting up next stage of inquiry
Xinhua News Agency, Xinhuanet is an important central news service-oriented website, an important information organ of the central government, and an important platform for building up China's online international communication capacity. Established on November 7, 1997, as an online news provider of the Xinhua News Agency, it was officially named Xinhuanet on March 10, 2000 and began around-the-clock news release with leading online public opinion at home and setting a good image of China abroad as its main task.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here