As many as three Nigerian police officers have been confirmed dead after an attack by gunmen.
They died after the attack by gunmen on Onueke police station in Ezza south local government area of Ebonyi state.
The deceased were identified as two inspectors and sergeant.
Loveth Odah, police spokesperson of the state, who confirmed the incident, said the corpses of the slain officers had been deposited in a mortuary, while the two persons who sustained injuries are receiving treatment.
“Yes, three policemen were killed in the attack,” Odah said.
“We don’t know the identity of the attackers yet; and we are calling on the general public to provide information to the police in order to hunt down the perpetrators of this heinous crime.”
Reacting, Stanley Okoroemegha, Ebonyi commissioner for internal security, said the government was saddened by the incident.
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