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How gunmen killed Policeman, injure other during station attacks in Ebonyi

By News Desk

Atleast one Policeman was confirmed to have been killed and another severely injured when gunmen attacked Abaomege Police Station in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

As gathered, the hoodlums stormed the facility and started shooting sporadically, killing a police officer and injured another during the attacked that lasted for several minutes within the axis.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security, Border Peace, and Conflict Resolution, Stanley Emegha, confirmed the attack to newsmen on Sunday and said that the gunmen overpowered the officers because they were well-armed than the law enforcement officers at the station.

According to the commissioner, the attack on the police station was not totally successful as the gunmen failed to gain full access to the station.

Meanwhile, the injured police officer is currently receiving treatment at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

Several police formations and divisions in Ebonyi State have in recent times come under various forms of attack by gunmen, resulting in the destruction of properties and death of personnel.

As at the time of filling in this report, all efforts to get a reaction from the State Commissioner of Police, Garba Aliyu and the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah prove abortive as none of them answered their telephone calls.

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