The Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State Command, Augustina Ogbodo has confirmed the killing of two police officers who were on patrol at Nwofe Road in Izzi LGA of the state.
This confirmation came in a statement signed and released to journalists in Abakaliki by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya.
According to the CP, the victims were allegedly attacked by armed hoodlums suspected to be IPOB/ESN members using a tinted Toyota Highlander vehicle while on patrol at Nwofe Road at the outskirt of Abakaliki.
She disclosed, “Operatives of the Command on patrol at Nwofe road at the outskirt of Abakaliki were attacked by armed hoodlums suspected to be IPOB/ESN members using a tinted Highlander vehicle with registration number unknown.”
“Two(2) of the Operatives were fatally wounded while one (1) is currently receiving medical treatment at the hospital.”
Furthermore, the CP stated that the Command received a distress call and immediately dispatched tactical teams to the scene. The operatives swung into action by giving the hoodlums a hot chase but they escaped.
It was reported that Ogbodo also visited the scene of the incident with her management team for on the spot assessment.
She called on well-meaning individuals of the state to provide the Command with useful information that can lead to the arrest of the fleeing hoodlums, while assuring them of round-the-clock visibility patrol of the nooks and crannies of the state.