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NEWS UPDATE: Police confirm attack on divisional headquarters in Ebonyi

NEWS UPDATE: Police confirm attack on divisional headquarters in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Garba, on Sunday affirmed the assault on its Uwanna Divisional Headquarters in Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state.

Garba deplored that the shooters, numbering more than 35, attacked the base camp and began taking shots irregularly at the cops on duty.

He lamented that the obscure shooters killed one Inspector, whose name was at this point to be distinguished at the time filling the report, while another was basically harmed yet is reacting to treatment in the hospital.

Garba, in an assertion marked and sent to DAILY POST by the order’s representative, DSP Loveth Odah, said “Yet-to-be-recognized shooters numbering around 35 assaulted Unwana Divisional Headquarters in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, taking shots inconsistently at the cops on the job, who quickly repulsed the attackers.

“The officials on the job during in the firearm fight that resulted, one (1) of the gangsters was killed and two AK47 rifles/other implicating things were recuperated while others got away with slug twisted injuries.

“Regrettably, one Police Inspector connected to the Division was lethally injured while another who is fundamentally harmed in reacting to treatment in the emergency clinic. The Police Facility/Operational vehicles are intact.”

The chief uncovered that the perished suspect had been on the police needed rundown for different assaults on police headquarters adding that “one of the recuperated AK-47 rifles has been recognized to be the rifle taken from Ohaukwu Police Division early this month”.

CP Garba anyway requested a manhunt of the escaping gangsters and approached the residents of the state to instantly chip in valuable data to unwind the genuine character of the escaping group members.

Meanwhile, a dependable source who addressed writers said the obscure shooters veiled their countenances, and that no less than three cops were killed.

According to the source: “They killed 3 police officers: one constable and two reviewers and the police killed one of the shooters. No one knows the character of the shooters and police have taken the remaining parts away.

“The episode occurred around 2 am. No one knows the course they came from. All we heard was discharges for around 10 minutes. Right now, there is no data to know whether they annihilated or took anything from the police station.

“The men were veiled, however the one killed had his face divulged by the police to find out his personality. He additionally had red dress tied around his midriff, trusting it was a charm.”

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