A police officer, whose name was unknown at the time of filing this report, was killed by gunmen at a checkpoint in Ebonyi state on Wednesday.

The incident, it was understood, took place at the G-Hostel Junction near the popular PRESCO Junction, in the metropolis of Abakaliki.

The gunmen, who reportedly numbered three, were operating a motorcycle.

They reportedly opened fire on the police officers at the checkpoint, killing one instantly.

In the ensuing firefight, the police killed one of the mobsters just as the other two managed to escape.

Ebonyi State Police Command confirmed the incident but said it was still gathering information about the attack.

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