*hoodlums arrested, says PPRO
By; MKPUMA ENYINNA, Abakaliki
Following the attack by hoodlums at Nkomoro –Agba axis of Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, two police officers have sustained injuries, with their operational vehicle burnt, while two of the hoodlums have been arrested by the police as investigation is ongoing.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ebonyi State, SP Chris Anyanwu, explaining that the prompt response of the police patrol team got the hoodlums scampering for safety with bullet wounds.
According to Anyanwu, the incident happened on the early hours of Thursday September 15, 2022 when the police patrol team attached to Ezza North Divisional Headquarters, was ambushed by the gunmen while on patrol which led to exchange of gunfire.
He further added that no life was lost in the attack, as two of attackers had been arrested.
“In the morning hours of Thursday, 15/09/2022, a Police patrol team attached to Ezza North Divisional Headquarters, was ambushed while on patrol by a gang of hoodlums who shot sporadically at them.
“But a quick response by the patrol men got the hoodlums scampering for escape riddled with bullet injuries.
“The aftermath of the encounter left a patrol vehicle burnt by the miscreants, but no life was lost on the side of the police team. However two Policemen who sustained injuries as a result of the attack, are responding to treatment in the hospital,” it said.
He therefore, debunked the rumours alleging that two police officers were killed, noting that it is fallacious.
“I hereby debunk as lies, the claim that two Policemen were killed. Also, I never confirmed any such fallacious report to Oko Nweke of HURIDEs and others that replicated such falsehood.
“Furthermore, none of our weapons was carted away by the hoodlums.”