On Tuesday May 25, Iwollo Oghe Police Station in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State was burnt down by unknown gunmen who also killed four police officers.
The police officers died of gunshot wounds sustained in a gun duel while trying to repel the attack.
The state commissioner of police, Mohammed Ndatsu confirmed the attack. He said;
“The hoodlums, who came to the Station in their numbers, opened fire on Police Operatives on duty but were vehemently 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 was set ablaze by the assailants.”
An investigation has been launched into the attack to bring those behind the attack to justice.