A police inspector identified as Friday Adama was killed in the early hours of Monday, Dec. 13 by an armed gang disguised in military camouflage, following an attack on the Abia State Police Command Headquarters.
According to a report by The Punch, Geoffrey Obonna, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, who confirmed the death of the inspector, said the attackers riding in a gun truck opened fire at the police officers on pindown duty in front of the 28 Police Mobile Force.
“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,” Obonna said.
He explained that Adama died during the gun duel while he also called on residents of the state and operators of medical facilities “to volunteer information on anyone found or presented with bullet injuries to the Police or other Security Agencies.”
According to him, one of the assailants was also fatally wounded.
Obonna however, clarified that the attack was not targeted at the Police Headquarters but the adjourning Mobile Police Force Base, explaining that on reaching the MOPOL checkpoint, one of them in military uniform came down and started shooting.
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