Gunmen kill police Sergeant in Ebonyi, free 5 suspects in detention

Unknown gunmen, Wednesday, invaded a police station at Obiozara, in Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi State, killing an inspector of police, identified as Abba O. Inalegwu, even as they freed suspects in detention.

The bandits numbering over 15, also set office of the DPO ablaze before leaving the scene, while they made away with AK47 riffle belonging to the deceased Inspector.

According to a top security source who doesn’t want his name on print, the hoodlums equally released five suspects from Police detention facility, he added that the gunmen destroyed vital documents in the administration department of the station while looking for arms and ammunition.

The source said, “They also torched five vehicles; three of which were exhibits and the other two were vehicles belonging to police officers serving in the station.

“The hoodlums who came in through Obiozara—Isu road on motorcycle and unmarked vehicles, first shot sporadically making the Vigilante stationed at Local Government Council to scamper for safety before proceeding to the station after which they escaped from Okposi—Uburu road, Ohaozara LGA.

“The hoodlums used locally manufactured petrol bomb which usually catches fire after explosion to set ablaze the vehicles and the admin office on fire,” he narrated.

There have been series of attacks on police facilities in Ebonyi. Over ten policemen have been killed during these operations, while their rifles carted away by the gunmen.

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