A six-man theft group has assaulted two police checkpoints in Enugu State, grabbing Ak-47 rifles from some cops keeping an eye on the spots.
The burglars, who were working in a tricycle also called ‘keke’, supposedly cut three police officers and consumed a watch vehicle.
City Round accumulated that the episode occurred along Enugu-Nsukka Road by Ugwuojo Nike on Tuesday, during the authorization of the incomplete lockdown in the state to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
A security source told our journalist on Friday that the punks clad in dark dresses, first assaulted a police checkpoint at Ekwegbe where a cop, distinguished just as Inspector James, was cut in the chest.
On getting to the following checkpoint along Enugu-Nsukka Road where the agents of the Federal Safer Highway Patrol Team obstructed the street, the gangsters apparently assaulted the two police officers on the job with knifes and confiscated them of their AK-47 rifles.
The source said the Federal Safer Highway group involved four police officers, two of whom were assaulted while they were sleeping.
“The criminals left with the administration rifles of the two police officers and set the operational van positioned at the checkpoint on fire,” he included.
Our journalist likewise dependably assembled that the assaulted police officers were later taken to an undisclosed emergency clinic for treatment.
Endeavors to get the response of the state police order bombed as neither the Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdur-rahma, nor the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Daniel Ndukwe, reacted to a few calls put to their mobiles.
They likewise didn’t react to instant messages sent to their mobiles as of the hour of recording this report.
Nonetheless, the Officer-in-Charge of Federal Safer Highway in Enugu State, SP Sam Agbons, affirmed the assault to our journalist, however said no setback was recorded.
He stated, “A debt of gratitude is in order for your anxiety. We express gratitude toward God that no life was lost.”