when some police officers were manning a checkpoint in the area, PREMIUM TIMES gathered.
Sources from the community said the gunmen stormed the checkpoint in two vehicles and opened fire on the officers killing two of them at the spot while others escaped.
One of the policemen was injured, a resident of the area, who asked not to be named for security reasons, told this newspaper, Sunday morning.
The police spokesperson in Imo State, Henry Okoye, has confirmed the attack and killing of the officers.
Mr Okoye, an assistant superintendent of police, said the attackers were suspected members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Two of our officers paid the supreme price (in the attack).
We recovered one of the operational vehicles of the hoodlums, he said.
The police spokesperson said there were piercings of bullets and stains of blood on the recovered vehicle which, according to him, indicated that the officers gave the attackers a battle during the attack.
The hoodlums are on the run, but we are currently trailing them, Mr Okoye stated.
Some gunmen, on Saturday, killed two police officers at Okpala Junction in Ulakwo, a community in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State, southeast Nigeria.
The attack comes exactly one month after gunmen killed five police officers and a couple at the same location in the council area of the community.
The latest attack happened at about 9 a.m.
- Worsening insecurity
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