Five feared dead as gunmen attack Ebonyi police station

Thursday, June 27, 2024 -
Gunmen attacked the Ishieke Police Division in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi State on Wednesday night, June 26.

The attack started around 9:30 pm with heavy shootings, forcing residents into hiding.

During the gun duel, five of the unknown gunmen were reportedly killed by the police.

A source, Mr Tony Nwori said the gunmen arrived at the police station with two cars and started shooting sporadically in the air.

He said the gunmen engaged in a gun duel with the policemen on duty in front of the station for over 30 minutes, before other security operatives came for reinforcement.

According to another source, the situation later drew the attention of more security operatives, including the Army, who came in their numbers to apprehend the hoodlums.

The source said, "They continued shooting sporadically on the air while moving to Odomoke Ishieke market along Nwiboko Obodo road in Ebonyi Council Area."

Videos from the scene show fire burning at the station.

Another showed some of the suspected hoodlums shot dead.

Residents who live in the area took to social media as the chaos unfolded to express their panic.

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