Two police officers attached to the Inyi Police Division in Oji-River Local Government Area of Enugu State have been killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
The two officers were reportedly killed while on duty on Sunday.
The perpetrators, who are still at large, carted away gun and ammunition, before setting the station ablaze.
In a video that is circulating online, two lifeless bodies of the victims were lying in front of the station’s perimeter fence while some sympathisers were wailing.
Also, the roof of the one storey building used as the police station was on fire in the video.
Voices in the background of the video identified one person as a policeman while there was controversy over whether the second person is a policeman or not.
A resident of the Arum Inyi where the police station is located confirmed the incident.
The resident who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “Actually, I left the community on Saturday for Enugu, but I got information from my community a few hours ago that gunmen attacked the police station in my town, and that they killed one police officer. Right now I don’t have further details.”
Meanwhile, a security alert being circulated on social media platforms in Enugu State capital warned residents of the area and its surroundings to be careful and be security conscious while they move around.
The alert read, “Warning! Achi, Inyi, Ojiriver, Ufuma, Umunze, Ajari, Arondiizogu, those axes are facing security challenges, Ngwo Iri sons & daughters, lets always be security cautious and avoid night movement, above all, always commit our going out & coming in into the blood of Almighty Jesus Christ, the saviour.”
Efforts to get the reaction of the state police command on the incident were not successful as the Command’s spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, could not take his calls or respond to a text message sent to him.