BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Strike At Imo Divisional Police HQ, Kill Officer

  • BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Strike At Imo Divisional Police HQ, Kill Officer

EKO HOT BLOG reports that a police inspector has been gunned down at Mgbidi Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State, southeast Nigeria.

The officer was killed when some unknown gunmen launched an attack on the station in the late hours of Friday.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Michael Abattam, confirmed the attack but said the gunmen were repelled.

“On 14th January, 2022 at about 20:45 hours, the Command’s Tactical teams at Mgbidi Police Station repelled an attack by some hoodlums who came in a white hilux vehicle shooting sporadically, attempted to gain entrance into the station but were repelled by the ever gallant Imo Command’s Tactical teams and the police operatives of the division who positioned themselves professionally.

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“They engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel. In the process, the attackers were suppressed almost immediately, having suffered a huge defeat, with a number of them sustaining various degrees of bullet wounds, they retreated and escaped in the Toyota Hilux vehicle they came with. And were given a hot chase by the police operatives.

“Consequently, a vigorous and aggressive manhunt of the hoodlums is ongoing with the sole aim of tracking and arresting the fleeing hoodlums since they cannot go far because of the huge damage done to them.

“However, in the course of the attack, a police Inspector lost his life, while another sustained minor bullet injury on his hand,” police said.

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