Two persons, including a policeman were killed after suspected hoodlums attacked a police checkpoint along the G-Hostel junction of the ever-busy Enugu-Abakaliki Express Road, Ebonyi State on Wednesday.
It was gathered that the unfortunate incident took place not far from the popular PRESCO junction in the capital city.
Up till this moment, the exact details of the incident were still sketchy at the time of this report, sources around the area said the gunmen who were three in number operated on a motorcycle.
Sources said that gun duel ensued between the security operatives and the hoodlums where one police officer waa shot dead one of the hoodlums. The other two occupants of the motorcycle escaped.
The incident caused panic and tension at the popular junction as traders, shop owners, motorists and passers-by all ran helter skelter fir safety.
Ebonyi Police spokesperson Chris Anyanwu confirmed the incident, noting that he was yet to get details of the incident.
According to him, the state police Command has communicated to the Divisional Police Officer(DPO) of the area for details of the attack.