Juliana Francis

Two policemen attached to Ebonyi State Police Command have been killed by gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The State Police spokesman, a superintendent of Police, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said that the attack occurred at about 8:30 am, on the 17th of November.

He further said: “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 of the Operatives were fatally wounded while one is currently receiving medical treatment at the hospital. The Commissioner Of Police, Ebonyi State, CP Augustina Ogbodo, on receiving the distress call immediately dispatched tactical teams to the scene, who equally swung into action by giving the hoodlums a hot chase but the hoodlums escaped.

“The Commissioner of Police also visited the scene of the incident with her management team for on-the-spot Assessment.

“She is using this medium to call on well-meaning individuals of the state to avail 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.”

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