The gunman shot lifeless
A police inspector has been killed whereas one other was injured when gunmen attacked Unwana Divisional Headquarters station in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The but to be recognized gunmen numbering about 35 attacked the police station at about 3am on Sunday, October 24.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Odah Loveth Obianuju, who confirmed the incident in a press release mentioned one of many gunmen was shot lifeless throughout the following gun battle, including that the injured police inspector is responding to therapy within the hospital.
“At 0300hrs of today, 24th October 2021 yet to be identified gunmen suspected to be members of proscribed IPOB/ESN numbering about thirty-five (35) attacked Unwana Divisional Headquarters in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, shooting sporadically at the policemen on duty, who immediately repelled the attackers,” the assertion learn.
“In the gun battle that ensued one (1) of the hoodlums was killed and two AK47 rifles/different incriminating gadgets had been recovered whereas others escaped with bullet wound accidents. Regrettably, one Police Inspector connected to the Division was fatally wounded whereas one different who’s critically injured in responding to therapy within the hospital. The Police Facility/Operational automobiles are intact
“Investigation revealed that the deceased suspect had been on the police wanted list for various attacks on police stations and one of the recovered AK-47 rifles has been identified to be the rifle stolen from Ohaukwu Police Division early this month.” the PPRO added.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police within the state, CP Aliyu Garba has launched into, an on the spot evaluation of the Division and has additionally ordered a manhunt on the fleeing hoodlums.
The CP appeals to law-abiding residents of the State to promptly volunteer helpful data to unravel the true id of the fleeing gang members.