Gunmen have killed five persons, three of them policemen in Anambra.

The assailants, who stormed Abatete in Idemili North Local Government Area, also set three vehicles ablaze on Tuesday night.

They abducted one unidentified young man from Uke after several shots fired at him failed to penetrate.

He was dumped in the trunk of the vehicle and whisked away to an unknown destination, it was gathered.

A source disclosed that the hoodlums invaded the community in two Highlander jeeps and one Sienna car.

The incident, according to the source, occurred at Eke-Agu area in the community.

Anambra Police spokesman, Ikenga Tochukwu, said he had not received any information on the incident.

But another Senior Police Officer confirmed it. (

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