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Three police officers shot dead by gunmen in Enugu

Three police officers have been killed by gunmen in Enugu state.

The state police command said the officers were on night patrol when they were gunned down.

Daniel Ndukwe, the command’s spokesperson, said the incident occurred at about 10:15pm on Wednesday.

According to him, the gunmen, who were in a Lexus Jeep, opened fire on the moving police patrol van, along Chime Avenue, New Haven, Enugu.

“This development led to three police operatives sustaining severe gunshot wounds and later confirmed dead at the hospital,” he said.

The police spokesperson added that the command is already on the trail of the attackers.

“Intensive manhunt operation is ongoing to fish out the assailants,” he said.

Ndukwe said more information on the incident would be made available to the public, and assured that the assailants would be apprehended soon.

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