Bloody Gun Duel In Ebonyi As Hoodlums Kill Police Officer On Patrol

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By; MKPUMA ENYINNA, Abakaliki

Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the attack and killing of an officer of the command during an exchange of gunfire with hoodlums while on patrol along Ngbo-Effium Road.

According a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer in Ebonyi State, DSP Joshua Ukandu, the bloody incident occured on  February 1, 2024 at about 11:00 am, when hoodlums with Ash coloured Toyota Sienna with unknown registration number lunched attack on the operative of the police force on Patrol where one was killed while others sustained varying degrees of injuries.

Responding to the attack, the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Police Command, CP Augustina Ogbodo 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 used 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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