3 Nigerian police killed, 10 injured in road accident

Three Nigerian police officers died and 10 others were injured on Wednesday in an accident in the country’s southeast region.

The accident occurred while the officers were returning from a “peace-keeping mission” after a communal crisis in Ezza-Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state, the police commissioner said.

The accident happened on the Abakaliki-Enugu expressway in the southeastern state of Ebonyi.

Officials say they will release further details of the incident later.