Two killed as gunmen attack police checkpoint in Ebonyi

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A gunmen attack on a police checkpoint in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, has left two persons, including a police officer dead.

TheNigerian News gathered that the incident happened near Presco Junction on Monday night.

The spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Police Command, SP Chris Anyanwu who confirmed the attack said one mobile policeman and one of the gunmen were killed.

A shootout between the invading gunmen who operated on a motorcycle was reported during the attack which happened at about 7pm on Monday.

Identity of the deceased policeman wasn’t yet clear as at the time of this report but a source said he hails from Akwa-Ibom.