B-Division, Off Secretariat Road Aroma in Awka under attack by suspected Gun Men.
Sporadic gunshots being heard all around the Nodu area of the Police Station.
Residents scared stiff and scampering for safety
Standby for more details as our Awka correspondent is close to the station waiting for the shooting to stop for them to gather information on what is happening.
Again, gunmen attack Ebonyi police station, kill 1 officer
Again, unknown gunmen numbering over twenty on Saturday, May 22, 2021, attacked the popular Ugbuodo police divisional headquarters in Ebonyi Local Government Area and killed one police officer.
Meanwhile, the hoodlums were repelled by the police officers on duty, resulting to the killing of one of them and one AK 47 recovered from him.
The commissioner of police, Ebonyi State Command, CP Aliyu Garba in a statement signed and forwarded to DAILY POST through the Police Public Relations Officer, Loveth Odah confirmed the attack.
According to the Commissioner, “At 1200hrs, 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 they were swiftly 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,” he said.
It was gathered that the Commissioner who visited the Division for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation, also ordered a manhunt for the fleeing hoodlums with a view to arresting them for prosecution.
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