Two police officers killed in an attack in southern Nigeria

Lagos [Nigeria]May 17 (ANI / Xinhua): Two police officers were killed when some armed men attacked a police station in a southern state of Nigeria in the early hours of Monday, an official said. The armed men attacked the police station in the Umuahia South government district of Abia state with explosives in the early hours of Monday, Godfrey Ogbonna, a police spokesman, said in a statement in Umuahia, the state capital.

Ogbonna said the police stationed at the station tried to repel the attackers. “We lost two of our men in the process,” he said, adding that no arrests had been made, but that a full investigation was underway to identify the perpetrators of the attacks.

In the past few months there have been a number of attacks by armed men on security formations such as police stations and prisons in southern Nigeria. (ANI / Xinhua)

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