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Unknown Gunmen has on Friday killed a Police officer and set Ablaze police patrol vehicle in Nsukka area of Enugu State.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the Police officer was killed at Umanu junction while the police patrol vehicle was set ablaze along Ibeagwa-Ani road in the area.

A source who pleaded anonymity revealed to NAN that the gunmen stormed the area and started shooting sporadically in the early hours of Friday.

“I quickly rushed to my doors to ensure that all of them were well locked.

“I switched off all electric lights in my house and told my wife and children to keep quiet because I thought it was armed robbers,” he said.

The source confirmed that when the shooting stopped, he joined other residents to rush to the scene of the incident only for them to meet the lifeless body of a police officer who was killed during a gun duel between the police team and the gunmen.

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Another source who witnessed the burning of the police van at the Ibeagwa-Ani Road said he was in a public transport when he sighted the police vehicle going up in flames and five armed men who masked their faces were watching the vehicle burn.

“Our driver quickly reversed and drove to a safer distance where we watched until the gunmen zoomed off shooting sporadically.

“When we reached the scene of the incident the van had already burnt to ashes, we stopped like other road users for some minutes and continued our journey,” he said.

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Daniel Ndukwe said there was an attack on police operatives in Nsukka today but the details are still sketchy.

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