Three police officers have been shot dead while two others sustained serious bullet wounds at Onueke Police Station in Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
Our Correspondent gathered that the policemen were attacked by suspected hoodlums who stormed the police station last night.
Investigations revealed that the slain officers were two inspectors and one female who was relaxing in her room when the hoodlums struck.
It was also gathered that the attackers took away two AK 47 rifles kept at the station.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs Loveth Oda, who confirmed the incident explained that corpses of the slain officers had been deposited in a mortuary while the two who sustained bullet wounds were receiving treatment.
However, the Commissioner for Internal Security in the State, Mr Stanley Okoroemegha, said the government was saddened by the incident and had given security agencies forty-eight hours to brief the government on how such a breach occurred without any intelligence to forestall it.