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On Sunday, another police command in Ebonyi State was attacked by gunmen which led to the death of one officer during the attack.

Confirming the development, Loveth Odah, the police spokesman mentioned that the sad incident took place at Ugbuodo divisional headquarters in Ebonyi LGA of the state.

In a similar fashion, Obiozara police station in Ohaozara LGA of the state was attacked by gunmen on May 6.

There was a similar attack on Abaomege police station in Onicha LGA of the state about four days before.

NAN reported that Odah noted that the station was attacked by 20 gunmen around midnight on Sunday and a police officer on duty was shot dead.

Odah added that the gunmen however met the full resistance of the policemen which also led to the killing of one of them during a gun duel.

She said;

“At 1200hrs of Sunday, hoodlums, numbering about 20 in a Mitsubishi L300 Bus, and some others on foot, came in through the back fence and attacked one of our divisions at Ugbuodo Divisional Headquarters in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state,” she said.

“The attackers entered and immediately opened fire, shooting sporadically at policemen on duty but were swiftly challenged and repelled in a gun battle that ensued. One of the attackers was killed.

“His AK47 rifle, GSM Phone and Jackknife were recovered while others escaped with bullet wounds. However, one Mobile Police Personnel paid the supreme price.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi Command, Mr Aliyu Garba, has visited the division for an on the spot assessment of the situation.

“He has also ordered a manhunt for the fleeing hoodlums with a view to arresting them for prosecution.”


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