There was tension in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital after suspected gunmen killed three police officers while 2 others were injured in Ezza South LGA of the state.
the the slain officers identified as Inspector Danzumi Jimba, Inspector chilaka Anthony and Corporal Juliana Ugwu-Anyim were killed on Friday, 8 January.
the policemen were attacked by suspected hoodlums who invaded the police station at about 8:45pm on Friday night.
Investigations revealed that the slain officers were two inspectors and one female who was relaxing in her room when the hoodlums struck.
It was also gathered that the attackers took away three AK 47 rifles kept at the station.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs. Loveth Oda, who confirmed the incident explained that corpses of the slain officers had been deposited in a mortuary while the two who sustained bullet wounds were receiving treatment.
However, the Commissioner for Internal Security in the State, Mr. Stanley Okoroemegha, said government was saddened by the incident and had given security agencies forty-eight hours to brief the government on how such breach occurred without any intelligence to forestall it.