Gunmen attack police checkpoint, kill three officers

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Three police officers were on Thursday killed by gunmen who attacked their checkpoint in Umunze community in the Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The gunmen were said to have stormed the checkpoint early in the morning and opened fire on the officers, killing three of them.

Residents said some shop owners near the scene of the attack quickly closed their shops.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident in a statement.

Mr Ikenga, said, “It is part of the highest prices security officers pay in serving the nation,” he said.

He, however, said the police in the state were not “deterred” by the development.

“The reinforcement teams are already in the area and the manhunt for the assailants is ongoing while joint security patrols have been intensified in the area,” the police spokesperson stated.

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