Two law enforcement officers from the Ebonyi State Command of the Nigeria Police Force have been tragically killed by a group of criminals.
The incident occurred in Nwofe, a suburb of the Abakaliki metropolis located in the Izzi Local Government Area, on Friday morning, Naija News understands.
In a statement made available to journalists, the police spokesperson in the state, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, revealed that the victims were members of a patrol team assigned to monitor the area.
She mentioned that another officer was injured during the attack. The statement read, “Today, 17/11/2023, around 8.300am, operatives of the command on patrol at Nwofe Road at the outskirt of Abakaliki were attacked by armed hoodlums using a tinted Highlander vehicle with registration number unknown.
“Two of the operatives were fatally wounded, while one is currently receiving medical treatment at the hospital.
“The state Commissioner, Augustina Ogbodo, on receiving the distress call, immediately dispatched tactical teams to the scene. They swung into action by giving the hoodlums a hot chase, but the hoodlums escaped.
“The Commissioner of Police also visited the scene of the incident with her management team for an on-the-spot assessment.
“She is using this medium to call on well-meaning individuals of the state to avail the command useful information that can lead to the arrest of the fleeing hoodlums while assuring them of round-the-clock visibility patrol of the state.”