Gunmen In Army Uniform Attack Abia Policemen, Kill One
The Abia State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the killing of its personnel on Monday by yet-to-be identified gunmen.
The incident according to reports, happened in the noon hour of yesterday very close to the state police headquarters in Omaha.
Naija News understands that the victim of the incident is identified as an Inspector of Police who was on guard in front of the headquarters located along Bende Road when the gunmen struck at about 1 am.
Reports have it that the officer had mobilized his colleagues to engage the assailants who fled following the superior firepower of the police.
The timely response of the police on guard is said to have averted more damages that could have been done on the police headquarters by the hoodlums.
Giving details of the attack, the state Commissioner of Police, Mrs Janet Agbede, informed that the bandits who attacked the state police headquarters came in military camouflage and gun truck.
Agbede in a statement through the Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, explained that the gunmen opened fire on policemen on guard duty at Mopol 28, beside the state police headquarters at Bende road.
The statement said, “It is quite unfortunate that on 13th December 2021 at about 0100 hours, gunmen disguised in military camouflage and using gun truck opened fire at the policemen on pin down duty in front of 28 Police Mobile Force beside the State Command Headquarters, Bende Road, Umuahia.
“The Policemen who were on red alert returned fire which repelled the hoodlums from carrying out their dastardly intentions and quickly fled the scene with bullet injuries.
“Regrettably, one Inspector Friday Adama of 17 Police Mobile Force, Akure on Operation Restore Peace special duty in the Command lost his life during the gun duel.”
Agbede urged residents, operators of medical facilities and the public to volunteer information on anyone found with bullet injuries to the police or security agencies.
The CP advised parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to refrain from criminal activities before, during and after the festive season.