The attack on security operatives and its facilities continued in the southeast as gunmen on Sunday, attacked yet another police command in Ebonyi state, killing one officer in the process.
Confirming the unfortunate incident is the Ebonyi state police command spokesperson Loveth Odah, who said the incident occurred at Ugbuodo divisional headquarters in Ebonyi LGA of the state.
It would be recalled that on May 6, some gunmen had attacked Obiozara police station in Ohaozara LGA of the state.
Four days earlier, a similar attack on Abaomege Police station in Onicha LGA of the state was carried out.
According to NAN, Odah said about 20 gunmen attacked the station around midnight on Sunday and shot at the policemen on duty.
She said the policemen, however, repelled the attack and killed one of the attackers in the process.
“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.Advertisement
“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.