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  • Updated: April 11, 2024

Gunmen attack Police checkpoint on Abakaliki-Enugu Highway

Gunmen attack Police checkpoint on Abakaliki-Enugu Highway

Gunmen launched an attack on a police checkpoint along the Abakaliki-Enugu Highway on Thursday, resulting in the destruction of a police patrol van.

The incident occurred at Ishieke junction, located on the outskirts of Abakaliki town.

Sources suggest that one police officer was killed during the attack, and another was abducted, although these claims have yet to be independently verified.

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“An incident happened this morning but I am still trying to put the details together. At this point, I can’t confirm much, let me get my facts right.

“I just got information that there was an attack at that point but I don’t have any other information,” he stated. 

Joshua Ukandu, the police spokesperson in Ebonyi, confirmed the attack but stated that details were still unclear.

He denied knowledge of any casualties or abductions, noting that the situation was still being investigated.

This incident follows a similar attack three weeks prior, in which four police officers and two civilians were killed at another checkpoint.

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