The Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the death of four officers in the attack at the Iwollo Oghe police station by unknown gunmen.
The assailants in the early hours of Tuesday, attacked the police station in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state.
According to the commissioner of Ppolice, Mohammed Ndatsu, “the officers died of gunshot wounds sustained in a gun duel while trying to repel the attack.”
He said, “The hoodlums, who came to the Station in their numbers, opened fire on Police Operatives on duty but were vehemently resisted, and in the ensuing gun duel, several of the assailants escaped with bullet injuries.”
“Unfortunately, four (4) of the Operatives, who sustained severe gunshot injuries, were later confirmed dead in the hospital, while parts of the Station was set ablaze by the assailants.”