There is now a confirmed report of the casualties which was as a result of Gunmen Attack Ohaukwu Police Station which went down at the Ohaukwu Police Headquarters at number 135 Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state.
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LatestNGnews.com had earlier reported the Gunmen Attack Ohaukwu Police Station but failed to give a detailed narration of how the incident happened, following the refusal of some key witnesses speaking to newsmen. The attack can no be confirmed, following an official statement by Loveth Odah, who is the Police Public Relations Officer in Ebonyi.
The gunmen threw a petrol bomb into the station, it got one of the patrol vehicles and exhibit vehicle parked at the place and One police officer, a sergeant died from the Gunmen Attack Ohaukwu Police Station – she said in her official statement which reads;
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“Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen came to Ohaukwu Divisional Headquarters to attack the men and officers on duty and they were repelled. In the process “One police officer, a sergeant paid the supreme price. “They threw (a) petrol bomb into the station and unfortunately, it got one of the patrol vehicles and exhibit vehicle parked at the place.
“The commissioner of police has visited the station for on-the-spot assessment of the area. He has met with the community leaders. “This is the first time we are experiencing such a thing and the non-state actors, being the vigilantes and all those security outfits are of great assistance to the police. It is a very surprising thing to us, we don’t expect any attack.”
The incident is the latest in what appears to be a growing trend of attacks on police stations and security personnel in the South-East region of the country. The governors in the region recently announced the establishment of a joint security outfit, codenamed ‘Ebube Agu’ to “battle rising insecurity”.