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2 policemen killed by suspected robbers

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Imo Police Command, Mr Andrew Enwerem, confirmed the incident, and explained that the two officers were shot while on duty.

Some suspected armed robbbers(This picture is for illustrative purposes).

Armed men, suspected to be robbers on Tuesday shot and killed two policemen at Umuagwo in Ohaji/Egbema area of Imo.

The policemen, an inspector and a corporal, were attacked by the armed men while on duty at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) office at Umuagwo.

An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the police officers were over powered by the armed men and shot after their rifles were seized.

The attackers later escaped with the riffles.

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When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Imo Police Command, Mr Andrew Enwerem, confirmed the incident, and explained that the two officers were shot while on duty.

"Today, we got a report that two of our men were killed by armed hoodlums while on duty at the NDDC office at Umuagwo,” he said.

The PPRO, who did not disclose the names of the deceased, said that two suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident while investigation was ongoing.

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