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Hoodlums invade Ebonyi police station, kill 3

The police in Ebonyi State have confirmed the invasion of Onueke police station, in Ezza South local government area of the state by unidentified gunmen, killing two police inspectors, and a woman who was said to be inside her house during the attack. The incident took place at about 8:30 pm on Friday.

It was gathered that the hoodlums after killing the officers, left with their phones.

But the police later traced the phones to a nearby local government in Ezza South.

It was suspected that the gunmen came for the attack from outside the local government. It was also gathered that the hoodlums made away with two AK 47 rifles from the station.

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A source said police have commenced investigations into the attack.

Contacted, Loveth Odah, the police public relations officer, Ebonyi command, said the gunmen invaded the police station and opened fire on the officers on duty which led to the killing of the two officers and injuring of two others, while the corpse of a woman living close to the station was also seen.

She said the corpses have been deposited in the mortuary while investigations into the incident were ongoing.

Stanley Emegha, Commissioner for internal security and border peace, Ebonyi State, said the government was shocked by the incident and had given security agencies 48 hours to brief the government on how such an attack occurred without any intelligence to counter it.

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