There is palpable tension in Enugu State capital as gunmen reportedly attacked a police checkpoint and allegedly killed two officers on duty and others, The Punch reports.
The incident which happened this morning was said to have occurred at Gariki, MTD area in Enugu South Local Government Area of the state capital.
At the time of filing this report, sources told a Punch correspondent that shootings were still renting the air as residents scampered to safety.
A text message sent to our correspondent by a source read, “there is shooting at Gariki, MTD area and that two policemen and some other persons have been killed.”
The gunmen were said to have attacked the checkpoint around 9:10 am.
It is unclear whether the hoodlums attacked the MTD police station which is less than three poles from the checkpoint.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, could not be reached for reaction as his phone was switched off when our correspondent called him.