Tension yesterday, gripped Ebonyi and Anambra communities as three policemen and a 20-year old girl were feared killed and another officer was declared missing.
In Ebonyi, four officers were injured during an attack in Effium Community of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State while the Police in Ihiala and Azia local government area are trading words over the killing of a 20-year-old girl and the alleged murder of two policemen during a reprisal attack.
Vanguard gathered that the victims in Ebonyi were attacked alongside an Ebonyi lawmaker, Hon. Chinedu Awo, representing Ohaukwu North constituency in the State House of Assembly.
The four wounded policemen were rushed to the Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki where they are presently receiving treatment.
A source confirmed that two of the policemen have successfully undergone surgery at the hospital while a senior Police officer who led the team and who was shot on the leg asked to be discharged.
The wounded Lawmaker is said to be stable after he was treated at the hospital.
The victims were reportedly attacked at Effium where they went in search of the kidnapped Consultant handling the Ebonyi ring road project.
The Consultant was abducted alongside four others with him three weeks ago. (Vanguard)