Five officers feared dead as gunmen attack police station in Enugu


Gunmen have attacked Iwollo police division in Ezeagu LGA of Enugu state.

Five officers were said to have been killed in the attack which took place in the early hours of Tuesday.

The police station was reportedly razed by the gunmen.

The gunmen were said to have attacked the division in large numbers and overwhelmed the officers who confronted them.

Mohammed Aliyu, the state commissioner of police, confirmed the attack.

Aliyu, who could not give details of the incident, said he was already on the ground to ascertain the level of destruction and casualties.

“More information will be pushed out to the public as soon as we conclude our preliminary investigation,’’ he said.

This is the latest attack in a series of attacks on police officers and security facilities in the south-east.

On April 21, gunmen shot two police operatives dead during an attack on Adani station in Uzo-Uwani LGA of the state.

The gunmen reportedly attacked the station around 2:30am also set it ablaze.

Killings in the region tripled since the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) formed its security outfit.

Although south-east governors had launched a joint security outfit to curb the attacks, the security situation in the region keeps deteriorating.

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