Two soldiers and a policeman have been killed by unknown gunmen in Abia State.
The policeman, said to be an inspector, was reportedly killed when a large number of armed men attacked a checkpoint in Aba, the state’s commercial nerve.
Two of the attackers were killed, it was said.
Two policemean with severe machete wounds were being treated in hospital, The Nation gathered.
Police spokesman Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the attack on the policemen, adding that a suspect has been arrested as investigation continued.
In a statement, Information Commissioner John Okiyi said Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed security agencies in the state to ensure that perpetrators of the attacks are apprehended immediately and the stolen weapons recovered.