The Ebonyi State Police Command confirmed that two officers were killed in an attack by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the state.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, the incident took place during a patrol at Nwofe Road on the outskirts of Abakaliki.
The attackers believed to be IPOB/ESN members, used a tinted Highlander vehicle, resulting in two deaths and one person being hospitalized.
See the full statement below:
“EBONYI STATE POLICE COMMAND.
ATTACK ON POLICE OFFICERS ON PATROL.
Today 17/11/2023 at about 08:30am,
Operatives of the Command on patrol at Nwofe road at the outskirt of Abakaliki were attacked by armed hoodlums suspected to be IPOB/ESN members using a tinted Highlander vehicle with registration number unknown.
Two(2) of the Operatives were fatally wounded while one (1) is currently receiving medical treatment at the hospital.
The Commissioner Of police, Ebonyi state police Command, CP Augustina Ogbodo psc on receiving the distress call immediately dispatched Tactical teams to the scene, who equally swung into action by giving the hoodlums a hot chase but the hoodlums escaped.
The Commissioner of Police also visited the scene of the incident with her management team for on the spot Assessment.
She is using this medium to call on well meaning individuals of the State to avail the Command with useful information that can lead to the arrest of the fleeing hoodlums while assuring them of round the clock visibility patrol of the nooks and crannies of the state.
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