Black weekend as Abia security agencies record multiple deaths of personnel
… Police confirm arrest of one suspect, death of two
It was a black weekend in Abia State as yet-to-be identified gunmen reportedly killed officers attached to the Abia State Command of the Nigeria Police Force and 14 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army, Ohafia.
This is even as information has it that unknown gunmen numbering fifteen Sunday night reportedly attacked a Police checkpoint located on Azikiwe by Asa road.
Sources within security agencies in the state who spoke to our correspondent anonymously, stated that while the gunmen that attacked the Police Inspector (identified as Emmanuel), attached to Uratta Police Station in Aba North Local Government Area and two soldiers at Owaza, in Ukwa West LGA were able to cart away with their riffles, two persons among those that attacked the Azikiwe checkpoint were gunned down by the police.
It was gathered that the gunmen inflicted one of the police officers with a severe machete cut who is receiving medical attention at the Aba General Hospital.
A source at the 14 Brigade Command of the Nigerian Army who confirmed the death of their personnel, disclosed that the colleague of the later officer is currently receiving medical attention at undisclosed medical facility in Rivers State.
According to a source, Inspector Emmanuel was attacked on his way to the station before he was waylaid by his attackers.
Confirming the incident, the State Public Relations Officer of the Abia State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the incident.
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Ogbonna further added that the police have arrested a suspect that is helping them in their investigation.