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Gunmen torch police division in Ebonyi, kill sergeant

Gunmen torch police division in Ebonyi, kill sergeant 

Ohaukwu community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State came under attack on Sunday  when unidentified gunmen invaded the police station in the area and torched it.

 A police Sergeant was also killed in the attack in which vehicles parked at the station were also burnt.

The state police spokesperson, DSP. Loveth Odah, confirmed the attack, disclosing that policemen on duty repelled the attackers but regretted the death of the officer.

“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,” Odah said.

“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.

“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 didn’t expect any attack.”