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Governor in shock as policeman opens fire on Enugu residents

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has expressed shock over deaths and injuries caused by a rogue police officer in Enugu.

The State Police Command confirmed five persons dead and four critically injured in Sunday’s attack on residents.

The incident occurred when a police inspector attached to RC Lotto Company allegedly opened fire on some residents of Golf Estate, Enugu at about 9.30 a.m.

Addressing the matter through his Media Aide, Mr Louis Amoke, Gov Ugwuanyi described the incident as “sad’’ and “unfortunate’’.

The governor, who visited the survivors of the attack at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, said the state government would offset their medical bills.

Ugwuanyi also charged the hospital management to ensure that the victims received adequate and optimal medical attention.

“I empathise with the victims and wished them quick recovery.

“I also condole with families of the deceased over this unfortunate incident,” he further said.

Detains of why the policeman opened fire on hapless residents remain sketchy as of the time of filing this report.

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