Bandits pretending to be mourning the dead have reportedly attacked and killed three policemen in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital.
The Ebonyi Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah, told newsmen on Thursday that the deceased were shot dead at a checkpoint on Onuebonyi/Nwezenyi Road, Abakaliki on Wednesday night.
Odah said that the assailants, who pretended to be holding a burial rite, drove round the area in a tricycle before opening fire on the policemen.
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“Right now, investigation is ongoing and we are committed to bringing the perpetrators to book,” she said.
She appealed to the public to support the fight against crime by providing useful information to the police and other security agencies in the state.