November 17, (THEWILL) – At least two officers have been killed and one other injured by gunmen, who attacked a police patrol team at Nwofe Road, an outskirt of Abakaliki metropolis in Ebonyi State on Friday.
Spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Police Command, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the incident in a statement.
Onome said the two operatives were shot dead, while one other, currently receiving medical treatment at a hospital, were attacked by hoodlums suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN), using a tinted Highlander vehicle with unknown registration number.
She noted that the Commissioner Of Police, CP Augustina Ogbodo, on receiving the distress call, immediately dispatched Tactical Teams to the scene, which equally swung into action by giving the hoodlums a hot chase but regretted that the hoodlums escaped.
“The Commissioner of Police has visited the scene of the incident with her management team for on-the-spot assessment”, she said.
The Commissioner called on well-meaning individuals of the State to avail the Command with useful information that can lead to the arrest of the fleeing hoodlums.