Some unidentified assailants on Wednesday night attacked and killed three policemen in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.
The assailants reportedly struck at about 7:30pm along Onuebonyi/Nwezenyi road in Abakaliki.
The policemen sustained severe bullet wounds from the attack but were later confirmed dead by doctors at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, according to the Leadership.
Their bodies have been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary.
This comes barely four days after the establishment of the South-East regional security outfit, Ebube Agu, by the South-East Governors Forum led by the Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi.