Two persons were gunned down Monday night when unknown gunmen attacked a police checkpoint near Presco Junction, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.
Ebony Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Chris Anyanwu who confirmed the attack said one mobile policeman and one of the gunmen were killed.
A shootout between the invading gunmen who operated on a motorcycle was reported during the attack which happened at about 7:pm on Monday.
Identity of the deceased policeman wasn’t yet clear as at the time of this report but our source said he hails from Akwa Ibom.
Recall that Monday sit-at-home is still observed in some states in the South East, mostly Anambra, Enugu, and Abia, States.
Owerri the Imo State capital and Abakaliki the capital of Ebonyi State have not been observing the sit-at-home which is being spearheaded by unidentified miscreants, long after the IPOB had stopped it.
However, while the two state capitals no longer observe the sit-at-home, the other parts of the states still show skeletal compliance.
The sit-at-home, however, is becoming less effective across the South East. Unlike when it started, movements are now noticed across the States.
Apart from Abakaliki and Owerri banks, schools and markets have maintained strict compliance to the order.