Police rebut attack on Ebonyi Station
Charles Nwoke, Abakaliki, Nigeria
April 7, 2021
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Police in Ebonyi State, on Tuesday, repelled another attack by unknown gunmen on another police station in the state.
One of the criminals was allegedly killed in a gun duel with men of the Nigerian Police.
It was gathered that one of the gallant police officers, who rebutted the attack, was wounded and immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment.
The unfortunate incident occurred at Ugbodo Police Division in Ebonyi Local Government Area Council of the state.
A top security authority in the state, who spoke to newsmen, disclosed that the armed men launched the attack around 2:00 am, early hours of Tuesday.
The source said, “But they met stiff resistance from the policemen at the station. In the ensuing battle, a Police officer sustained an injury while the gunmen later retreated with some of them being hit by the bullets from the Police.
“In the morning, the police went on a search of the bushes in the area and discovered the corpse of one of the gunmen.”
According to reports, a gallon of petrol was also found near the dead suspected hoodlum, which was believed to be used to set the station on fire.
Every effort to communicate with the Police Public Relations Officer Ebonyi State Command, Loveth Odah, was not successful at the time of filing this report.