Unknown gunmen reportedly attacked a three-man team of Police officers on patrol at Ibadan Street, within the Ndiegoro axis of Aba, Abia State.
The incident which also led to the death of one of the Police officer, while one got injured one and the other escaped. The driver of a minibus used for the patrol, according to an eyewitness, also died in the incident.
The Policemen are attached to the Ndiegoro Police Station.
It was gathered that the gunmen also escaped with two rifles assigned to the policemen during the attack. A source further said they also used machetes on one of the policemen, leaving him badly injured.
Meanwhile, Abia State Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon has confirmed the incident. He said two suspects have been apprehended by the Nigerian Police Force in connection with the incident. He also confirmed that two rifles were snatched from the policemen.
“The officers were on normal patrol when they were ambushed by robbers who shot at them, killing one in the process,” he said.
A group of gunmen had earlier in March this year killed a police officer attached to the Aba Area Command of the Nigeria Police Force. The officer was killed after the gunmen attacked a warehouse in Aba, Abia State.
The gunmen invaded a warehouse located on Clifford Road in the Aba South Local Government Area of the state. They carted away huge sums of money from the owners.
Unfortunately, the gunmen shot a worker at the warehouse. The worker was later rushed to a private hospital on East Road for medical attention because he was bleeding profusely.