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Gunmen kill four policemen, FRSC officials in fresh Enugu attack

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There was a reign of terror at Orba and Eha-Alumona in Udenu and Nsukka Local Government Areas of Enugu State, respectively; as gunmen attacked two operatives each of the Nigeria Police Force and Federal Road Safety Corps on Saturday.

The attack came barely 24 hours after two policemen on a stop-and-search duty were attacked and killed on Friday by some gunmen in the state metropolis, less than a kilometre from the Government House.

Our correspondent reliably gathered that the latest attack started from the Premier Junction at Eha-Alumona in Nsukka LG and proceeded to the Army checkpoint at Orba in Udenu LG around 4 pm.

The four personnel were killed in the onslaught while others escaped with various degrees of injury.

The hoodlums also attacked and set ablaze a Hilux van belonging to the traditional ruler of Egali Amalla Community in Udenu LG, Patrick Eze, popularly known as Igwe Waziri.

The monarch, who was reportedly caught, in the web of the attack, miraculously escaped unhurt.

The gunmen also burnt an FRSC van during the carnage.

Meanwhile, when our correspondent contacted the state Commissioner of Police Kanayo Uzuegbu, for his reaction to the incident, he said, “I am not aware of the incident. Please contact the Police Public Relations Officer on that.”

However, efforts to get the command’s spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe, were unsuccessful as he neither responded to the calls nor text messages as at the time of filing this report.

Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State had vowed to apprehend the assailants who killed two policemen on Friday with all the resources available to the state government.

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