Ebonyi Police Command Confirms Killing Of 1 Officer By Hoodlums

By Celestine Okeh, Abakaliki

Ebonyi State Police Command on Friday, confirmed an attack on his men on patrol by armed hoodlums killing one and injuring one other.

According to a press statement from the command's  acting PPRO, DSP Joshua Ukandu, revealed that the attack occurred at about 11:am, Thursday, along Ngbo Effium road in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of of the state.

The statement reads in parts;
"On 01/02/2024 at about 11:00 am, 
Operatives of the Command on patrol along Ngbo-Effium Road were attacked by armed hoodlums using an Ash coloured Toyota Sienna with registration number unknown.

"The operatives engaged the hoodlums, in the ensuing gun duel, one  (1) of the operatives was 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 immediately dispatched tactical teams of the command to the scene, who are on the trail of the hoodlums. Meanwhile, calm and normalcy have been restored to the area.

"The CP  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 the command's unwavering commitment to the protection of lives and properties in the state".

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