The Unwana Divisional Police station has reportedly being razed down while three Police officers lost their lives in the attack at the police station by yet-to-be identified gunmen.
According to an eyewitness who wouldn’t want his name on print, alleged that unknown gun men invaded the Divisional Police station which is located at Unwana in Afikpo North Local government area of Ebonyi State at about 2:00am on Sunday morning while 3 police officers lost their lives.
The victims include a constable and two inspectors.
One of the students Union leaders and other sources who spoke to us stated that the Unknown gunmen masked their faces while one of them was killed by the police, who repelled the attack.
“They killed 3 policemen: one constable and two inspectors and the police killed one of the gunmen. Nobody knows the identity of the gunmen and police have taken the remains away.
“The incident happened around 2am. Nobody knows the route they came from. All we heard was gunshots for about 10 minutes. At the moment, there is no information to know if they destroyed or stole anything from the police station.
“The men were masked, but the one killed had his face unveiled by the police to ascertain his identity. He also had red cloth tied around his waist, believing it was a charm.”
A statment by the Ebonyi State Police Command through its spokes person, DSP. Odah Loveth Obianuju, which accused members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its security wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN) read, “At 0300hrs of today, 24th October 2021 yet to be identified gunmen suspected to be members of proscribed IPOB/ESN numbering about thirty-five (35) attacked Unwana Divisional Headquarters in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, shooting sporadically at the policemen on duty, who immediately repelled the attackers, in the gun battle that ensued.
“one (1) of the hoodlums was killed and two AK47 rifles/other incriminating items were recovered while others escaped with bullet wound injuries.
“Regrettably, one Police Inspector attached to the Division was fatally wounded. The Police Facility/Operational vehicles are intact.
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“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State Command, CP Aliyu Garba psc+ has embarked on, and on the spot assessment of the Division and has also ordered a manhunt on the fleeing hoodlums.
The CP appeals to law-abiding citizens of the State to promptly volunteer useful information that will assist the Command in the investigation.