At least one police officer and one of the residents of Oji local government area of Enugu state have died on the spot after a gunmen attack in the state on Sunday.
The Sunday attack witnessed an hour rapid gun shot at the Inyi Police Divisional Headquarters in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria’s South-east.
Premium Times reported that the gunmen were six in number, who invaded the police facility in two vehicles and killed two persons after opening fire.
It was gathered that the young hoodlums, who were masked also wrecked the whole police facility, a storey building, after killing the two victims.
“I witnessed the attack. The gunmen are just youths. They came in two vehicles, shooting sporadically. We were standing by.”
“They told us that we are not their problem, but police officers and we should not run. They shot two officers and started razing the building,” a witness speaking in Igbo language recounted.
Sources revealed that one of the victims was a police officer, while the other was an unidentified resident, said to have gone to the police station to lodge a complaint.
The police spokesperson in the state, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident when contacted, but declined to comment on the killing of the officer and the unidentified resident in the attack.
“Police operatives are on the trail of the masked hoodlums,” he said.