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Gunmen kill police officer in fresh attack on Ebonyi police station

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Gunmen on Sunday, 23 May, attacked Ugbuodo police divisional headquarters in Ebonyi Local Government Area, killing one of the officers.

However, the unknown armed men were repelled by the police officers on duty, resulting to the killing of one of them and one AK 47 recovered from him.

According to The Nation, the Police public relations officer of the command, Loveth Odah, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abakaliki.

“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.

“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,” the PPRO said.

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