July 22, 2024

Two policemen killed, another missing as gunmen attack Nigerian lawmaker


At least two policemen are feared dead, another missing and four others injured during an attack in Effium Community, in Ohaukwu Local government area of Ebonyi State.

They were attacked alongside Ebonyi lawmaker, Hon. Chinedu Awo, representing Ohaukwu North constituency in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly.

The four wounded policemen were rushed to the Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki where they are receiving treatment.

A close source confirmed that two of the policemen have successfully undergone surgery at the hospital while the O.C Anti-robbery squad who was shot on the leg had asked to be discharged.

They were reportedly attacked at Effium where they went in search of a kidnapped Consultant handling the Ebonyi ring road project who was abducted alongside four others with him.

The source said the lawmaker led the team to confirm the report that the kidnapped victims may have been killed and buried.

They were said to be on their way when the hoodlums opened fire on them.

Efforts made to reach the Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRP), DSP Liveth Odah, were unsuccessful at the time of filing this report.

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