Hoodlums club police officer to death in Enugu

Suspected hoodlums on Saturday clubbed a police officer to death in Enugu.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the incident occurred at about 5.p.m on Saturday at the popular New Artisan Market within Enugu metropolis.

The police officer, who was attempting to apprehend some hoodlums smoking Indian hemp was overpowered and clubbed to death with hard objects.

The command’s spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, who spoke on the incident, said the police had begun massive crackdown and investigation into the matter.

“We are saddened with the development that we lost one of our own in the line of duty.

“It is unfortunate that at this age, people still engage in maiming law enforcement officers meant to protect and ensure they live peacefully in their neighbourhoods.

“We have launched investigation into the matter.

“The command would unravel what happened and deal with the culprits decisively,’’ he said.

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