Abia: Unknown gunmen kill policemen

 Unknown gunmen were reported to have killed three servicemen of police who were on duty in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State.

The incident occurred at Okagwe Ohafia in Abia North Senatorial District but the state government said, the unknown hoodlums killed only one police officer while the four others were injured.

Still on the incident, we gathered it was one of the five police officers who were on duty at the location in Okagwe Ohafia died on the spot and the other four sustained injuries following the impact of gunshot sustained as result of the  gunmen who heavily armed themselves.

The situation was reported creating panic in the area, though, a reliable source said, security had been beefed up the quarters even as mass arrest of the community members allegedly took place.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi-Kalu has said,  the state with security agencies were investigating a security breach at Ohafia Local Government Area which led to the death of one police officer and left four others injured.

His words: “Preliminary information suggests that a gang of about twelve yet- to- be identified hoodlums suddenly attacked five police officers taking cover in a pin down point at a bus stop around Okagwe Junction, Ohafia, during a heavy downpour in the early hours of Monday, September 7, 2020, killing one Inspector while critically injuring the other four who are now receiving treatment at a medical facility in the state

“The government wishes to advice all medical facilities in the state to report any patient who presents with gunshot injuries to the nearest police station or the relevant Transition Council Chairman even while treating such a patient.

“Law abiding citizens are advised to go about their normal duties without fear or apprehension as the government has taken measures to protect them as well as apprehend the hoodlums as quickly as possible.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the late gallant officer who lost his life in the course of service to fatherland.

“In the same vein, we pray for the quick and total recovery of the injured.”

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