MOPOL, hoodlum killed as policemen repel gunmen in Ebonyi

TWO persons were confirmed killed on Sunday morning as gunmen attacked another police station in Ebonyi State.

The gunmen, who were up to 20 in number, attacked Ugbodo Police Divisional Headquarters in the Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state at about 12 midnight.

It was gathered that they engaged the policemen on duty in a gun duel, which led to the killing of one police officer.

One of the gunmen was also killed by the policemen who successfully repelled by the hoodlums.

One AK-47 rifle was recovered from the slain gunman.

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The Ebonyi State Police Command confirmed the incident.

The state Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba, in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Loveth Odah, said the slain police officer was a mobile policeman.

The statement read in part, “In the gun battle that ensued, one of the attackers was killed; his AK-47 rifle, GSM phone and jackknife recovered while others escaped with bullet wounds. However, one mobile police personnel paid the supreme price.”

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