Unknown Gunmen kill customs, NSCDC officers in Enugu [PHOTO]

Three personnel were killed when some yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Thursday attacked patrol teams of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at Four Corner Ozala Nkanu West Local Government Area (LGA) of Enugu State, Southeast region.

POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that the gunmen attacked the Ozalla community along Enugu-Port Harcourt Road, as well as the Lomalida axis of Ugwuaji Road.

The gunmen opened fire at a customs checkpoint within Ozalla community, close to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, at about 1:30p.m.

A customs officer was said to have died instantly, while three other officers sustained serious bullet wounds. This newspaper gathered that the injured were taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

Minutes later, the hoodlums attacked a police checkpoint at Lomalida axis of Ugwuaji Road where some policemen and NSCDC officers were brutally murdered.

Two officers were feared dead from the shooting, while about four others sustained bullet wounds.

One of the vehicles of the security operatives after the attacks

The police spokesperson in Enugu State, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the shootings.

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