The Police in Abia State Command has successfully neutralised four of those that attacked the Police Station in Abayi, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State in the early hours of 23rd February, 2021.
According to a statement by CP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, the state Police Command also arrested eight persons connected with the unprovoked attack on the station and recovered arms and ammunition from the hoodlums.
“It is worth noting that the hoodlums numbering about two hundred persons, armed with AK47 rifles and matchetes invaded the station and set part of it ablaze with the aid of petrol bombs and other explosives.
“Following the attack, two officers, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Vincent Gonze and Sergeant Emmanuel Okoronkwo unfortunately paid the supreme price.”
He said further that the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu has commiserated with the family and friends of the deceased officers and has warned “that dire consequences await any person or group of persons who, under whatever guise, engages in an unwarranted attack on any public property” and has directed all Command CPs to employ all legally permissible measures to protect lives and property
“Meanwhile, investigation is still ongoing and the perpetrators of the unwholesome incident will be prosecuted in due course. The police high command calls on proprietors of medical facilities – both public and private – in and around Abia State to report any person(s) found seeking medical treatment for bullet wounds and other related injuries to the nearest police station,” the statement concluded.