GUNMEN KILL POLICEMAN IN ABA, ESCAPES WITH TWO RIFLES

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Gunmen attacked a three-man team of Police officers on patrol in Aba, Abia State, last Friday, killed one of them, injured one, while the other escaped.

It was learnt that the driver of a minibus that was used for the patrol also died in the incident that happened at Ibadan Street, within the Ndiegoro axis of Aba in the evening.

It was gathered that the gunmen, after the attack, escaped with two rifles assigned to the policemen.

The affected policemen were attached to the Ndiegoro Police Station, a source said.

One of the sources said the gunmen also used machetes on one of the policemen, leaving him badly injured.

When contacted, Abia State Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon, confirmed the story.

He said that Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the incident.

“The officers were on normal patrol when they were ambushed by robbers who shot at them, killing one in the process,” he said.

Okon said two rifles were snatched from the policemen.

CITY TIMES NIGERIA

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