Gunmen attack patrol team, kill Policeman in Ebonyi


In a disturbing incident, suspected armed men targeted police personnel on patrol along Ngbo-Effium road in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi, resulting in a fatal attack. The assailants operated using an ash-colored Toyota Sienna without a registration number.

According to DSP Joshua Ukandu, the Acting Police Public Relations Officer for Ebonyi Command, the operatives engaged the armed individuals in a gun duel. Unfortunately, one policeman sustained fatal injuries, while another is currently receiving medical treatment in a hospital.

The attack occurred on February 1 at around 11:00 am, prompting the immediate deployment of tactical teams by the Commissioner of Police (CP), Ebonyi Command, Augustina Ogbodo. The CP dispatched the teams to the scene to track down the assailants.

Calm has been restored to the area, but the police are urging well-meaning individuals to provide useful information that could lead to the arrest of the fleeing criminals. The Ebonyi Command reassured the public of its commitment to the protection of lives and property in the state.

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