Two police officers have been killed and another was injured in a Wednesday evening attack by gunmen in Enugu State.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the incident happened at about 7:30 pm along the Udi-Ozalla Road as a team of police officers from Operation Restore Peace Enugu was on routine patrol.
The slain officers were identified as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Danjuma Joseph and Inspector Abu Elamaje. They were rushed to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku-Ozalla for treatment but were pronounced dead on arrival.
Inspector Udeme Udomeng, who also sustained bullet wounds, was treated and discharged from the hospital.
A police source who confirmed the attack added that efforts were on to apprehend the fleeing suspects.
“MINE and other command tactical teams reinforced at area of incident on cordon and search operation for possible arrest of suspects. Further development shall be communicated,” the source said.
The police have yet to comment on the development officially.