Mon. Aug 2nd, 2021

Gunmen have attacked Abaomege Police Station in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, killing an officer in a fresh attack on security formation in the southeast.

It was gathered that the hoodlums stormed the facility on Saturday night, shooting sporadically and injuring another officer.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security, Border Peace and Conflict Resolution, Stanley Emegha, confirmed the attack to Channels Television on Sunday.

He said one officer lost his life while another police officer on duty sustained injuries, adding that the gunmen carried sophisticated arms.

According to the commissioner, the attack on the police station was not totally successful as the gunmen failed to gain full access to the station.

Meanwhile, the injured police officer is currently receiving treatment at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

Several police formations and divisions in Ebonyi State have in recent times come under various forms of attack by gunmen, resulting in the destruction of properties and death of personnel.

As at the time of filling in this report, all efforts to get a reaction from the State Commissioner of Police, Garba Aliyu and the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah prove abortive as none of them answered their telephone calls.


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