Police officer and an attacker killed as Gunmen attack Ebonyi State Divisional headquarters.

One police officer has been reportedly killed in the process of repelling an attack on the Police Divisional Headquarters in Ebonyi State.

One attacker was also killed in the process.

The state command Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Odah Obianuju who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday explained that the hoodlums’ number about 20 came in Mitsubishi L300 Bus while some came on foot through the back fence and attacked Ugbuodo Divisional Headquarters in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

According to the PPRO,they immediately opened fire, shooting sporadically at the Policemen on duty but were swiftly challenged and repelled back, in a gun battle.

She said One of the attackers was killed with his AK47 rifle, “GSM Phone and Jackknife recovered while others escaped with bullet wound injuries.

“One Mobile Police Personnel paid the supreme price”.

She added that the Commissioner of Police has ordered a manhunt to the fleeing hoodlums.

THE PRESS RELEASE, EBONYI STATE COMMAND, DATED: 22ND MAY, 2021.

POLICE REPELLS ATTACK ON EBONYI DIVISION, GUN DOWN ONE OF THE ATTACKERS RECOVERS HIS AK47 RIFLE AND OTHER INCRIMINATING ITEMS

CP Ebonyi orders manhunt for the fleeing hoodlums

At 1200hrs of date hoodlums driving in a Mitsubishi L300 Bus numbering about twenty, some came on foot through the back fence attacked Ugbuodo Divisional Headquarters in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State who immediately opened fire, shooting sporadically at the Policemen on duty but were swifting challenged and repelled back, in the gun battle that ensued one (1) of the attackers was killed his AK47 rifle, GSM Phone and Jackknife recovered while others escaped with bullet wound injuries.

However, one Mobile Police Personnel paid the supreme price.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State Command, CP Aliyu Garba psc+ has visited the Division for an on the spot assessment of the situation and has also ordered a manhunt for the fleeing hoodlums with a view to arresting them for prosecution.

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DSP. ODAH LOVETH OBIANUJU Mnipr.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO)
Ebonyi State Command,
Abakaliki.

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