Gunmen kill two policemen, injure four others in Abia

Written by on September 8, 2020

Gunmen numbering about twelve, on Monday, killed two policeman and injured four others in a coordinated attack at Ohafia, Abia State.

The intentions of the gunmen were not immediately known, but it was gathered that the policemen were on duty in a location at Okagwe, Ohafia when the gunmen swooped on them.

Another report has that it was only an Inspector that was killed while four others were injured.

Unconfirmed report has it that the hoodlums attacked another group of policemen in the area, but there was no report of casualties.

Meanwhile, Abia State Government said it was in conjunction with security agencies investigating the attack.

Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu advised citizens of the state to go about their normal duties without fear or apprehension as the government has taken measures to protect them as well as apprehend the hoodlums.

The dead policeman had been deposited in a morgue and the injured taken to hospital for medical attention.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has met with squadron commanders of Mobile Police Force(PMF) to brainstorm on the current  security threats in the country.

The meeting held at the Police Force headquarters in Abuja, evaluated the strategies so far taken by the commanders and their roles and performances in addressing the threats.

Addressing the commanders, the IGP said the meeting was convened as part of an all-inclusive approach to engage officers across various sections of the force in addressing policing and internal security issues.


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