Officers of the Nigeria Police repelled the attack of gunmen disguised in military camouflage in front of the 28 Police Mobile Force beside the State Command Headquarters, Bende road Umuahia.
According to a release signed by the Police Public Relations officer for the Commissioner of Police, Abia State; the incident occurred on the 13th of December, 2021 at about 0100 hours.
The release states that gunmen disguised with military camouflage; using gun trucks opened fire at the policemen on the pin-down duty in front of 28 Police Mobile Force beside the State Command Headquarters, Bende road Umuahia; adding that the Policemen who were on red alert returned firing which repelled the hoodlums from carrying out their dastardly intentions and quickly fled the scene with bullet injuries.
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According to the PPRO, an officer identified as Inspector Friday Adama of 17 Police Mobile Force, Akure on Operation Restore Peace special duty in the Command lost his life during the gun duel.
The release called on Abians, residents, operators of Medical facilities and the general public within and outside the State to volunteer information on anyone found or presented with bullet injuries to the Police or other Security Agencies.
While it enjoined parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to refrain from evil acts before, during and after this festive period.