Gunmen have reportedly attacked Inyi Police Division in Oji-River Local Government Area of Enugu State killing two policemen on duty.
The hoodlums also set the station ablaze after guns and ammunition were carted away.
The attack occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning at Arum Inyi Police Division.
A video of the attack showed two bodies suspected to be policemen killed lying in front of the station’s perimeter fence.
In the video, the roof of a storey building police station is seen on fire.
Voices in the background of the video identified one person as a policeman while there was controversy over whether the second person is a policeman or not
A resident of the Arum Inyi where the police station is located confirmed the incident.
The resident who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “Actually, I left the community on Saturday for Enugu, but I got information from my community a few hours ago that gunmen attacked the police station in my town, and that they killed one police officer. Right now I don’t have further details.”
A security alert being circulated on social media platforms in Enugu State capital warned residents of the area and its surroundings to be careful and be security conscious while they move around.
The alert read, “Warning! Achi, Inyi, Ojiriver, Ufuma, Umunze, Ajari, Arondiizogu, those axes are facing security challenges, Ngwo Iri sons & daughters, lets always be security cautious and avoid night movement, above all, always commit our going out & coming in into the blood of Almighty Jesus Christ, the saviour.”
The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.