Armed men attack Enugu community and kill two policemen

Two policemen were killed on Thursday when gunmen attacked the Nkpamte community in the Igbo-Eze North local government area. Enugu Statesoutheastern Nigeria. Nkpamte is a remote community, just a few kilometers from the Igbo-Eze North local government seat. Area resident Emeka Peter told PREMIUM TIMES that the incident occurred at a Royal Mass Transit Workshop located in the area. He said the incident has scared many residents. “Even today (Saturday) we have been hearing gunshots. Everybody is scared because you don’t know who is who,” said Peter. When contacted on Saturday, Enugu state police spokesman Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES. He said the gunmen fired at the two police officers during a gun battle in the area. “The two police officers were immediately taken to hospital, but unfortunately the doctors on duty confirmed their death,” Ikenga said. ALSO READ: Police in Enugu arrest 26 suspected of cultism, illegal possession of firearms The police spokesman said that the investigation and manhunt had begun to locate the suspects. Increase in attacks Security in southeastern Nigeria has deteriorated in recent times with attacks by armed individuals reported almost daily across the region. Anambra state has seen some of the worst attacks in the region. Attacks often target security agencies, government officials, and facilities. The Nigerian government has accused the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra of being responsible for the deadly attacks in the region. But the group has repeatedly denied involvement in the attacks. The separatist group is leading the agitation for the formation of an independent Biafra state from south-east and some parts of south-south Nigeria. The leader of the secessionist group, Mr. Kanu, is currently detained in Abuja, where he is facing trial for treason. Mr. Kanu appeared in court on May 18 for his continued trial. He is scheduled to appear in court again on June 28. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Armed men attack Enugu community and kill two policemen