Three police officers have been shot dead after being attacked by unknown gunmen at a Police checkpoint in Agu Eze amaogudu, Abiriba, Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State.
The dead policemen have been identified as identified Inspector Austin Ugwu, Inspector Longinus Ugochukwu, PC Ama Ifeanyi.
Confirming the attack, Abia State Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu who visited the community, assurred them of protection.
He called for community vigilance and support to security agents while addressing residents of the community at Orie Akwa square.
He said; “The government is saddened by the unfortunate attack of this morning which led to the loss of lives of police officers at Agu Eze checkpoint and my boss, Governor Ikpeazu, on receiving the news asked me to come here and assure you that we will do everything possible to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act and protect Ndi Abiriba and all law abiding people in the state.
“We call on you to maintain vigilance in order to fish out criminals and hoodlums who may want to come here to attack innocent people as they go about their their legitimate businesses.
“Government will give you all the necessary support and we have spoken to the security authorities to avoid indiscriminate arrests but ensure a painstaking investigation that will ensure that only those responsible for the dastardly act are brought to justice as quickly as possible.”