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Terrorists kill two in police facility in Enugu

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The spate of killings and lawlessness in the South Eastern part of the country continued on Sunday as gunmen killed two persons, including a police officer, at Inyi Police Divisional Headquarters in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The gunmen, numbering about six, were said to have stormed the police facility in two vehicles and opened fire on some police officers, killing one of them and a resident at the spot.

Reports also indicate that the terrorists also razed the facility, a one-storey building, after about an hour of shootings.

Some video clips apparently shot after the attack have gone viral on social media.

Residents gathered near the facility, crying and watching the corpses of the victims.

“I witnessed the attack. The gunmen are just youths. They came in two vehicles, shooting sporadically. We were standing by.

“They told us that we are not their problem, but police officers and we should not run. They shot two officers and started razing their building,” a voice speaking in the Igbo language could be heard saying in the background of the video.

In another clip, two corpses were lying on the ground in front of the facility’s perimeter fence, as residents were heard lamenting the attack.

Some motorcycles, believed to have been confiscated by police officers working in the facility, were destroyed by the fire.

When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident.

He, however, declined to comment on the killing of the officer and the unidentified resident in the attack.

“Police operatives are on the trail of the masked hoodlums,” he said.

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