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Gunmen attack military checkpoint in Enugu, kill soldiers and policemen

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Unidentified armed men have attacked a military checkpoint in Enugu-South Local Government Area of ​​Enugu State in southeastern Nigeria.

The attack happened in the early hours of Tuesday 27 September 2022 around 7:26 a.m in Obeagu - Amodu along the Amechi - Agbani road.

According to an eyewitness, the gunmen arrived at the checkpoint in a Toyota Siena bus and two Lexus Jeeps, and opened fire on the security agents.

The total number of casualties is not known, but an eyewitness said that all soldiers and police officers at the checkpoint were killed in the attack.

“They killed the officers after overpowering them in a firefight," said a resident who added that "I think some soldiers escaped."

The incident came after residents and motorists complained of harassment, rights violations and unlawful arrests and torture by security agents at the checkpoint.
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