Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
The police command in Imo State says a total of 18 suspects have been arrested and are currently undergoing investigation following the attack and killing of the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ahiazu Mbaise and an Inspector of Police at BOEK Petroleum Filling Station, Ahiara Junction, in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of the State.
A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Command says the Commissioner of Police, Aboki Danjuma, had deployed the Command’s Special Tactical squad equipped with operational assets in collaboration with the Military to hunt down the hoodlums responsible for the dastardly act.
The report disclosed that the deceased policemen were fueling their operational vehicle at the Filling Station when the hoodlums dressed in military camouflage swooped on them with three vehicles and motorcycles and started firing sporadically.
The police operatives engaged them in a gun duel, but the DPO and an Inspector of Police paid the supreme price while two police officers survived the attack.
CP Danjuma extends his heartfelt condolences to the families and relatives of the deceased officers and prays that the Almighty God grant them the fortitude to bear the sudden and irreplaceable loss.
He vowed that no stone would be left unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators of the dastardly act are made to face the full wrath of the law.
The Commissioner of Police, while reiterating the Command’s commitment to collaborating with other sister security agencies in providing adequate security for residents of Imo State, calls on them to assist the Police with useful information that may lead to the arrest of the fleeing suspects, via the following emergency lines 08034773600 or 08098880197.