No fewer than Two persons were feared killed when gunmen attacked an army checkpoint in Amodu Awkunanaw, a community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Some soldiers, together with some police officers, were at the checkpoint for a joint operation when the gunmen attacked them.
The gunmen, who reportedly stormed the checkpoint in two Lexus SUVs and one Toyota Sienna vehicle, opened fire on the soldiers and police officers.
Sources said although the number of casualties and their identities were not clear, at least two persons were killed during the shootout.
When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident
Mr Ndukwe, however, said he did not have the details because he was yet to be “fully briefed” on the attack.
He said the attackers sustained gunshot injuries during the shootout with the security agencies.
The police have launched a manhunt for the fleeing suspects, he said.
It would be recalled that there have been increased attacks
Enugu and some south east Region.
The latest incident comes about three weeks after gunmen killed the wife of a leader of a local vigilante operative in Umuopu, Enugu-Ezike, a community in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state.
Days after, gunmen also killed three police officers at New Haven, Enugu North Local Government Area of the state.
Earlier in September, gunmen attacked members of the Labour Party (LP) who were holding a meeting in Awgu Community, Awgu Local Government Area of the state.
Some LP members were also attacked on 31 August by gunmen in Nenwe, a community in Aninri Local Government Area of the state.