Suspected hoodlums on Friday, attacked policemen attached to Auchi Division in Edo State, killing an officer enforcing coronavirus curfew.
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Chidi Nwabuzor, police command spokesperson, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin on Saturday.
Nwabuzor, a deputy superintendent, said serious manhunt is ongoing to arrest the hoodlums.
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According to him, ”On Friday night at Auchi, the officer, one Insp. Felix Egbon, and some colleagues were enforcing the COVID-19 curfew imposed by the federal government.
“While on it, some mob attacked them, during the attack, unknown hoodlums emerged and shot at the deceased officer.
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“The officer was immediately rushed to the Central Hospital in Auchi, where he was pronounced dead.
“A serious manhunt is presently ongoing to arrest the hoodlums whose numbers can not be ascertained,” he said.
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