Southeast Nigeria is fast becoming a dangerous zone and something urgent has to be done. Not only the government but all lovers peace must come together to think the way forward.
Report has emerged of unknown gunmen at about 12am on Monday 18th October, 2021 attacked Ohaukwu Police headquarters at 135, Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu local government area, Ebonyi state killing a police sergeant
The Police spokesperson, in the state Loveth Odah, who confirmed the attack, revealed that the assailants have also set the station on fire and burnt vehicles at the station.
She said the Commissioner of Police has visited the station for on the spot assessment of the area, and has met with the community leaders, soliciting their cooperation to fight insecurity in the area and state at large.
“About 23hrs, yet- to-be identified gunmen came to Ohaukwu Divisional Headquarters to attack the men and officers on duty and they were repelled. On the process, one police officer, a Sergeant paid the supreme price. They threw patrol 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” She said.
Loveth Odah also disclosed how vigilante groups has been of help to the police in combating crimes in the area.
“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 very surprise thing to us, we don’t expect any attack”.
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