A source alleged that three policemen were killed after which their rifles were carted away by the gunmen who set the police patrol vehicle ablaze.
Mr Toochukwu Ikenga, a Deputy Superintendent of Police and the Command’s Public Relations Officer, said no fewer than 20 unidentified gunmen in three Toyota Siena buses and motorcycles engaged the policemen in a gun duel.
He said the gun battle lasted about 30 minutes before the assailants fled the scene after a reinforcement was mobilised.
“There was an attack on Police patrol team at Okacha junction, Neni in Anaocha by yet to be identified gunmen on March 18 at about 4:30 pm.
Ikenga said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Monday Kuryas, visited the scene and that investigation is ongoing to unmask those behind the attack while assuring that they would be hunted down and prosecuted. (NAN)