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Unknown gunmen storm Enugu police station, abduct female officer

Unknown gunmen reportedly attacked the Police Divisional Headquarters, Umulokpa, in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State and abducted a policewoman to an unknown destination.

It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the police division on Saturday at about 5pm in their numbers and started shooting sporadically, damaging the facility in the process.

According to Vanguard, a resident of the area who spoke on condition of anonymity said that policemen, on sighting the gunmen scampered for safety.

Having scared the policemen away, the hoodlums were said to have proceeded to the armoury compartment of the police division where they carted away arms.

The spokesperson of Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the incident in a statement said the State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawal, had directed the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, of the command to intensity efforts to locate the abducted female cop.

Ndukwe added that the Commissioner of Police has equally ordered full-scale investigation into the attack, assuring that the perpetrators would be arrested and prosecuted.

Part of the statement reads “The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Abubakar Lawal, has ordered the State CID and tactical teams of the Command to intensify ongoing investigative efforts to locate a missing female personnel and fish out the yet-to-be identified hoodlums, who in their numbers attacked and vandalized vehicles and other items at Umulokpa Police Divisional Headquarters in Uzo-Uwani LGA, in the evening hours of 09/10/2021.

“He gave this order after leading a team of Senior Police Officers and Commanders of the Command’s tactical/operational teams to the scene.

“Meanwhile, the general public, particularly citizens of the State, have been enjoined to assist the Command with credible information and/or intelligence that will lead to the location of the said personnel and arrest of the assailants.”

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