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‘Hoodlums’ attack police station in Abia, kill inspector

‘Hoodlums’ attack police station in Abia, kill inspector
February 02
19:01 2021

The Abia state command says an inspector was killed, after suspected hoodlums attacked Umuoba police station in Isiala Ngwa north local government area.

The police station was also razed.

According to NAN, Geoffrey Ogbonno, the state police spokesperson, said the station was attacked on Monday at about 3am.

He explained that the station’s armoury was also broken into, while a policewoman was injured during the attack.

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“In the course of that attack, one inspector lost his life, and another policewoman was seriously injured,” he said.

“The hoodlums then broke into the armoury of the police at the station and stole some arms, including the gun of the inspector who was killed.

“They also burnt down the station and the vehicles parked in the premises, including one of our serviceable patrol vans.

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“The body of the inspector has been taken to the mortuary, while the policewoman is being treated.”

Ogbonna said the police in Abia had begun investigation to discover the cause of the attack, and urged residents to be on the lookout for intruders and unknown faces.

He also called on hoteliers to provide information on suspicious activities of guests, and promised to protect persons who volunteer information that could lead to the arrest of the attackers.

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