Gunmen Ambushed Enugu Police Team on Patrol, Killed Two Officers, Injured One | #NwokeukwuMascot
The officers, who were on ‘Operation Restore Peace’ were killed around 7:30 pm on Wednesday evening along the Udi-Ozalla Road.
A security source told SaharaReporters that the police team was on routine patrol.
The source identified the victims as Danjuma Joseph, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and Inspector Abu Elamaje.
According to the source, they were rushed to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku-Ozalla for treatment after the attack but were confirmed dead by the doctors on duty.
Meanwhile, another officer identified as Inspector Udeme Udomeng, only sustained bullet wounds and was treated and discharged.
However, the police have kept mum as efforts made by SaharaReporters to get the reaction of the Command's spokesperson DSP Daniel Ndukwe were unsuccessful.
Ndukwe did not answer his calls or reply to a text message sent to his mobile line.
SaharaReporters reported on Tuesday that gunmen shot and burnt eight officials of the Joint Task Force (JTF) at Eke Nku, Umualumaku in the local government area of the state.
The hoodlums were said to have taken the JTF team unawares, ambushed and shot them.
A source had told SaharaReporters that the victims comprised two Naval personnel, two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), two soldiers, and two police personnel.
SaharaReporters earlier reported that soldiers resorted to burning businesses, markets, shops, and hotels in Oriendu, Umualumaku Umueze in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State over the killing.