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Some armed persons suspected to be hoodlums on Saturday attacked Abaomege Police Division in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, carting away valuables and destroying property.
Stanley Okoro-Emegha, Ebonyi Commissioner for Internal Security, confirmed the incident in Abakaliki on Sunday, descrbing the attack as ‘worrisome’.
Said he: “The police division was attacked yesterday, Saturday; it is very unfortunate and worrisome. I urge the police to step up strategy to deal with the hoodlums”.
Sunday Okafor, an eyewitness and resident in the area, said the incident occurred on Saturday night.
Alleged Okafor: “Yes, it happened on Saturday night; the gunmen came and started shooting sporadically; one police officer was shot but we do not know if he is dead. The gunmen also destroyed police vehicles and a motorcycle at the division and stole some property”.
Efforts to get the police reaction were abortive, as the Ebonyi Police Command Spokesperson, Loveth Odeh, could not immediately answer her calls or respond to text messages.
Police stations in Nigeria’s South-East and south-south have come under intense attacks of recent from hoodlums.