It was a bloody day in Enugu on Wednesday evening following the attack launched by unknown gunmen at a police checkpoint in Obeagu-Amechi Community in Enugu South Local Government Area.
Sources alleged that scores of people were killed during the attack which left 4 policemen and unidentified persons dead.
Besides, sources alleged that a police van was also set ablaze during the attack while some residents and passerby were also affected in the shootout.
An eye witnessed account told our correspondent that the shooting spree between the gunmen and police lasted for over 4 hours on Wednesday nights thereby causing panic and tension in the area.
The source added that the remains of the four policemen, I’m a pastor and a neighborhood watch officer have been deposited at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku – Ozalla mortuary.
He said, “Even though the police repel the attack but the gunmen came in large numbers with weapons which made them overpowered the policemen as shouting continued as residents scamper for safety.
When contacted, the police spokesperson of Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe said “information surrounding the shooting incidents in the evening hours , 21/07/2021, where Police Operatives were allegedly attacked by yet-to-be identified gunmen at checkpoints in Obeagu-Amechi in Enugu South LGA and Amagunze in Nkanu East LGA are still sketchy.
“Meanwhile, preliminary investigations have commenced. Further development will be communicated,” he said.