Four policemen were killed at the early hours of Tuesday when unknown gunmen attacked a police station at Iwollo, Ezeagu local government area of Enugu state.
Reports have it that the attack took place less than two weeks after the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, launched Operation Restore Peace at Okpara Square, Enugu for the South-east zone.
The gunmen had earlier attacked a police station at Adani in Uzo Uwani local government area of Enugu state where two policemen lost their lives.
It was gathered that the hoodlums who carried out the recent attack, came with a Siena car and a bus. They razed the station and took away the arms of the slain officers.
Sources disclosed that the men shot for more than 50 minutes before setting the station ablaze.
Confirming the attack, Enugu Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said four officers of the police who sustained injuries during the attack, were later confirmed dead.
Ndukwe disclosed that the Commissioner of Police Enugu state command, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, led members of his management team and Operational/Tactical Commanders to Iwollo Police Division for on-the-spot assessment.
“The hoodlums, who came to the station in their numbers, opened fire on Police Operatives on duty, but were gallantly 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 were set ablaze by the assailants.
“He further appeals to law-abiding citizens of the State to promptly volunteer useful information that will assist the Command in the ongoing investigation. He also calls on them, especially operators of medical facilities in the State, to promptly report to the Police any person(s) found with gunshot injuries” he stated.