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Four Police Officers Shot Dead In Anambra

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Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed four policemen at Nkpologwu, in Aguata local government area of Anambra State and took their rifles away.

Naija News gathered that the police officers were killed at a checkpoint in the community and their patrol vehicle was set ablaze.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Haruna said the gunmen who drove in both in a salon car and a black Mercedes Benz 4Matic SUV, opened fire on the policemen deployed to patrol the two locations.

He revealed that the state Commissioner of Police, Monday Bala Kuryas, has already visited two spots in Mkpologwu, Aguata LGA and Omogho in Orumba North, where the attack took place.

According to Haruna, the police commissioner has ordered an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killing of the officers.

A senior police officer told Vanguard that: “Honestly, it was a black Wednesday in Anambra. I don’t know what those boys want to gain from this act.

“We lost our gallant men today again, few days after the Aba, Abia State incident. Do they want us to leave the force for them “This thing is getting out of hands and when our men respond now, some members of the public will start shouting on policemen.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.