Gunmen have killed two Policemen on patrol at Nwofe Road in Abakaliki of Ebonyi State. The Police Spokesperson, Ebonyi State command SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya who confirmed the incident in a statement in Abakaliki said the two operatives were shot dead while one other was receiving medical treatment at a hospital.
She said: “Today 17/11/2023 at about 08:30am, Operatives of the Command on patrol at Nwofe road at the outskirt of Abakaliki were attacked by armed hoodlums suspected to be IPOB/ESN members using a tinted Highlander vehicle with registration number unknown”.
“Two (2) of the Operatives were fatally wounded while one (1) is currently receiving medical treatment at the hospital”. 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 stated. SP Onovwakpoyeya said that the CP has 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. The PPRO further assured the people of round-the-clock visibility patrol of the nooks and crannies of the state.