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Unknown gunmen on Tuesday killed a police officer whose identify is but to be recognized on the time of submitting this report at Onueke market in Ezza South Native Authorities Space of Ebonyi State.

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An eyewitness, who spoke to journalists on the situation of anonymity, stated the unknown gunmen equally set ablaze a automotive after robbing one of many standard industrial banks positioned at Onueke market.

DAILY POST gathered that, no fewer than three civilians have been reportedly shot and dispossessed of their valuables by the rampaging gunmen who stormed the busy Onueke city.

The policeman that was killed, it was gathered, alongside his colleagues, have been attempting to repel the hoodlums who held the city hostage for greater than an hour, however was unluckily shot lifeless by the robbers.

The armed robbers have been stated to have first attacked a residence of a local physician recognized as Azuoba, close to the continuing airport undertaking of Ebonyi State Authorities, the place they allegedly broken automobiles and different property in his compound.

Thereafter, they trailed one other particular person to a brand new era financial institution at Onueke and shot him.

The sufferer whose identify couldn’t be ascertained on the time of submitting this report, was stated to have gone to the financial institution to deposit some when the robbers tracked him down.

The rampaging armed robbers who have been stated to be about six in quantity, in line with sources, proceeded to the Onueke principal city, the place they robbed a gasoline station, beer sellers, PoS operators and others of their monies and different valuables.

Although, some individuals from the world who spoke to our correspondent stated two policemen have been killed.

However the State Commissioner for Inside Safety and Border Peace, Hon Stanley Okoro Emegha, solely confirmed the killing of 1 policeman within the assault.

He, nevertheless, stated the theft assault had nothing to do with the outlawed Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB.

Efforts to achieve the Ebonyi State Police command to talk on the matter, as of the time of submitting this report failed.

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