Unknown gunmen yesterday killed four policemen in a dawn attack at the Iwollo Divisional Police Station in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The station, vehicles, motorcycles and other property were burnt.
The assailants took away a police van.
Sources told our reporter that the hoodlums who attacked the police division Enugu came in numbers.
It was learnt that the slain officers’ arms were taken away; detained suspects were freed.
A villager said: “We couldn’t sleep as the gunshot persisted. We saw heavy smoke. The attackers were there for over 45 minutes.
“When we got to the station in the morning, I counted four bodies; the entire station was razed. Vehicles and motorcycles were destroyed.”
Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, confirmed the killing of four policemen in the 4 am attack.
Aliyu, in a statement by the Command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, said the hoodlums, who arrived in numbers, opened fire on police operatives on duty.
He said several of the assailants escaped with bullet injuries.
“Unfortunately, four of the operatives, who sustained severe gunshot injuries, were later confirmed dead in the hospital, while parts of the station were set ablaze by the assailants,” he said.
Aliyu condoled with the families and friends of the slain officers, who he said paid the ultimate price in the line of duty.