One killed as gunmen attack police station in Ebonyi

The Police on Tuesday repelled another attack by gunmen on another police station in Ebonyi state.

It was gathered that one of the assailants was allegedly killed in a shootout with the police while one of the gallant police officers got injured and was rushed to hospital for treatment.

The incident was said to have happened at Ugbodo Police station in Ebonyi local government area of the state.

According to a top security source in the state, who spoke to The Nation, said the gunmen launched the attack around 2am on Tuesday.

“But they met stiff resistance from the police men at the station. In the ensuing battle, a Police officer sustained an injury while the gunmen later retreated with some of them being hit by the bullets from the Police.

“In the morning, the police went on a search of the bushes in the area and discovered the corpse of one of the gunmen,” the source said.

A gallon of petrol was reportedly found near the dead gunman, which was believed was to be used to set the station ablaze.


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