No fewer than three policemen were reportedly shot dead by gunmen at New Haven area in the Enugu State capital.
The incident, Jungle Journalist gathered, happened on Wednesday night around 10:30 pm in front of Francis Supermarket at Block bus stop.
Sources told our correspondent on Thursday morning, that the gunmen believed to be armed robbers stormed the area and engaged the policemen on stop-and-search duty in a gun duel.
“Unfortunately, three policemen were overpowered and shot dead. The hoodlums also took away their guns,” one of the sources said.
A security alert sent out by nearby residents read: “It happened at Block bus stop in front of Frank supermarket.
“Three policemen down already. Guys for our information, incase we still dey outside avoid New Haven.
“Two battered police men are still lying lifeless here.”
The message was accompanied by a video which showed the dead policemen inside the gutter.
Meanwhile, efforts to get reaction of the Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, were unsuccesful as he could not be reached as phone indicated switched off.