Detainees freed, patrol van burnt as gunmen attack Ebonyi Police station | Dailytrust

Detainees freed, patrol van burnt as gunmen attack Ebonyi Police station

Gunmen have attacked a police station in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, setting all those detained at the station free....

FILE PHOTO: Police station razed
FILE PHOTO: Police station razed

Gunmen have attacked a police station in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, setting all those detained at the station free.

Daily Trust gathered that the attack happened in the wee hours of the day.

Loveth Odah, Police Public Relations Officer in Ebonyi, confirmed the attack but did not go into details.

The armed men were said to have burnt patrol vans found at the station.

Security operatives have been affected in a campaign of violence suspected militants of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) launched in the South East region.

In a statement, the police spokesman said, “At about 23.50hours yet to be identified gunmen came into Ohaukwu Police Divisional headquarters, to attack the station and men on duty, but they were immediately repelled and in the process, one policeman, a sergeant, sustained gunshot injuries and was rushed to Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital where he was confirmed dead this morning.
“They threw a petrol bomb into the station and unfortunately it got one of the patrol vehicles and an exhibit vehicle parked in the station.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Garba, has visited the area for an on-the-spot assessment. He also met with the community leaders.
“As you know, this is the first time we are experiencing this and the non-state actors such as the vigilante groups and hunters have been of great assistance to the police in the council area.”

Editor’s note: This picture was used for illustration

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