In News by stephen abiodun on the 11th, September, 2020

How 30 Armed Males Attacked Police Officers, Killed One, Reduce Off One other’s Wrist

How 30 Armed Men Attacked Police Officers, Killed One, Cut Off Another's Wrist

Abia Police Command has arrested 4 individuals in reference to the killing of a police inspector, Princewill Divine.

Mrs Janet Agbede, the state’s Commissioner of Police, disclosed this whereas briefing newsmen in Umuahia on Friday.

Agbede stated that the late Divine was among the many 5 Police Cellular Power personnel connected to 28 and 55 squadrons who have been attacked on September 7, at Okagwe Junction, Ohafia.

She stated the policemen have been attacked by about 30 yet-to-be-identified gunmen at a bus cease pavilion positioned on the nip level the place they have been taking shelter throughout heavy rainfall.

Agbede stated: “The criminals, armed with weapons, machetes and different harmful weapons, unexpectedly shot on the policemen and cruelly used machetes on the policemen who in-turn retaliated.

“One of many policemen, Inspector Princewill Divine, died immediately, one other had his wrist minimize off, whereas others have been left with various levels of damage.”

In line with her, the hoodlums, who might need sustained bullet wounds, carted away three AK47 rifles with some ammunition.

Nonetheless, the CP revealed that the 4 individuals arrested in reference to the incident have been serving to within the investigation to make sure additional arrests and restoration of police firearms.

She, subsequently, appealed to medical and trado-medical practioners inside and out of doors the state to report any particular person seen or offered with bullet wound(s) to the police or any nearest safety company.

Agbede, who stated that she personally visited the scene, the victims and the neighbouring communities, additionally appealed to all hospitals and most people to report suspicious individuals.

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In the meantime, the CP confirmed the arrest of Mr Robinson Abel of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Akwa Ibom Command, over the killing of Mr Onyedikachi Nwogu on September eight.

She stated that Abel, who was connected to CGGC World Restricted dualising Aba/Ikot-Ekpene street, shot and killed Nwogu of Umuokoro Umuokpo in Obingwa Native Authorities Space of Abia.

Agbede reported that the suspect stated that the key street was blocked and he with different street customers diverted to an alternate approach the place he had encounter with the deceased.

She reassured law-abiding residents of the state and all residents to proceed with their lawful companies.

The CP urged them to keep away from any act able to inflicting breach of peace.(NAN)

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