Two officers were killed during an ambush by gunmen in Anambra state, however, war weapons hidden by the suspected criminal elements were recovered by other officers.
Police spokesman in the state, Ikenga Tochukwu disclosed that criminal operatives in the state laid an ambush against a six-man police team and a civilian car tracker who were on a recovery operation.
This came after a Toyota Sienna Space Wagon vehicle was snatched at gun point.
According to Ikenga, the team of six police officers were on the trail of gunmen who had snatched a Toyota Sienna space wagon in Oye-Agu Abagana, before they ran into an ambush.
Another civilian, who was tracking the car alongside the police team, was also killed.