Police arrest perpetrators of Abayi Police Station attack


‎The police in Abia State have arrested perpetrators of a recent attack on a police station at Abayi, in Aba.

The development was disclosed in a statement by spokesman of the Nigerian Police Force, Mr Frank Mba.

Two policemen lost their lives in the attack, which occurred on February 23, 2021.

The statement read, “‎The Police in Abia State Command successfully neutralised (4) four attackers, arrested e‎ight persons and recovered arms and ammunition from hoodlums who carried out an unprovoked attack on Abayi Police Station, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State in the early hours of 23rd February, 2021.

“It is worth noting 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.

“Following the attack, two officers, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Vincent Gonze and Sergeant Emmanuel Okoronkwo unfortunately paid the supreme price.

“The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu NPM mni commiserates with the family and friends of the deceased officers.

“He warns 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.” ‎

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The statement added that investigation is still ongoing and the perpetrators 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,” the statement added.

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