Gunmen yesterday attacked the Police Command Headquarters in Abia State off Bende Road in Umuahia North council of the state.A sergeant was reported killed when policemen reportedly engaged the attackers in a shootout.The shootout triggered fear in the community, it was said.
The deceased inspector was on guard duty in front of the police facility when the gunmen attacked.Police spokesman Geoffrey Ogbonna could not be reached for comments, but it was learnt that the attackers were prevented from causing more havoc.
A team of policemen and soldiers paraded the streets of Umuahia following the attack. It is quite unfortunate that on 13th December, 2021 at about 0100 hours, gunmen disguised in military camouflage and using a 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.
”The deceased inspector was identified as Friday Adama of 17 Police Mobile Force, Akure on Operation Restore Peace special duty in the Command.
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