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Abayi Station Attack: Police neutralise four attackers, arrest eight, recover arms and ammunitions in Abia

Following an unprovoked attack on Abayi Police Station, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State, the operatives of Abia State Police Command have neutralised four attackers, arrested eight persons and recovered arms and ammunitions from hoodlums who are perpetrators of the attack.

This was contained in a statement released by the force public relations officer at the police headquarters in Abuja, CP Frank Mba.

The force PRO, Mba noted 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.

It was also stated that two officers identified as Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Vincent Gonze and Sergeant Emmanuel Okoronkwo died in the attack.

Commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu NPM mni 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 directs all Command CPs to employ all legally permissible measures to protect lives and property.

However,  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.

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