At least one policeman was on Monday killed by suspected gunmen in Abia while four sustained varying injuries.
The incident which occurred around Okagwe Junction, Ohafia local government area of the state during a heavy downpour left residents in confusion.
Describing the incident as a security breach, Abia State Government through the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu says it’s investigating the situation.
While maintaining that measures have been put in place to protect citizens of the state, the government insists that the hoodlums who perpetrated the act will be arrested.
“Abia State Government, in conjunction with security agencies in the state, is currently investigating a security breach at Ohafia Local Government Area which led to the death of one police officer and left four others injured.
“Preliminary information suggests that a gang of about twelve yet to be identified hoodlums suddenly attacked five Police officers who were taking cover in a security pindown point located at a bus stop around Okagwe Junction, Ohafia, during a heavy downpour in the early hours of Monday, September 7, 2020, killing one Inspector while critically injuring the other four who are now receiving treatment at a medical facility in the state
“The government wishes to advice all medical facilities in the state to report any patient who presents with gunshot injuries to the nearest police station or the relevant Transition Council Chairman even while treating such a patient.
“Law-abiding citizens are advised to go about their normal duties without fear or apprehension as the government has taken measures to protect them as well as apprehend the hoodlums as quickly as possible”.