EBONYI: Gunmen Kill 4 Police Officers, 2 Female Civilian --- Police Confirms

By Celestine Okeh, Abakaliki

Ebony State Police Command has confirmed the killing of four of its men and two civilian by gunmen suspected to be members of Indigeneous people of Biafra IPOB and it's armed group, the Eastern security Network ESN, which occurred at the early hours of Friday morning at the hiltop axis, an outskirt of the state capital.

DSP Joshua Ukandu,
Ag. Police Public Relations Officer
Ebonyi State Command, confirmed this to journalist in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.

His statement reads;
"Today 08/03/2024 at about 05:00am, operatives of the Command who were posted to duty at hilltop stop and search/pin-down point along Nwofe Road, at the outskirts of Abakaliki, were attacked by armed hoodlums suspected to be IPOB/ESN members, who shot sporadically at the operatives.

"The operatives engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel, and in the ensuing gun battle, the hoodlums scampered and abandoned a pump action rifle which was recovered. However, four (4) of the operatives paid the supreme price, while two (2) civilians were caught in the crossfire and killed.

"The Commissioner Of Police Ebonyi state police Command, CP Augustina Ogbodo, psc, swiftly dispatched tactical teams of the command to the scene, who are on the trail of the fleeing hoodlums.

"She is using this medium to call on the good citizens of the State to provide the command with valuable information that could help apprehend the fleeing hoodlums and assured that the command remains steadfastly dedicated to safeguarding lives and properties in the state".

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