February 28, 2024

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Unknown gunmen kill policeman in Ebonyi

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Unknown gunmen have attacked a police patrol team in the crisis-prone Ngbo-Effium axis in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi.

Reports indicated that the incident which occurred on Thursday led to the killing of a police officer, while another one was injured.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Joshua Ukandu confirmed this in a statement on Friday in Abakaliki.

“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,” he said.

The police spokesman said the officers engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel.

Ukandu noted that the policeman who sustained injuries is currently receiving medical treatment at the hospital.

“The Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Police Command, CP Augustina Ogbodo immediately dispatched tactical teams of the Command to the scene.

“The team is on the trail of the hoodlums. Meanwhile, calm and normalcy have been restored to the area,” he added.



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