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FOUR KILLED, EIGHT ARRESTED OVER ATTACK ON POLICE STATION IN ABIA

The Abia State Police Command has killed four attackers who carried out an unprovoked attack on Abayi Police Station, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State on Tuesday.


It has also arrested eight suspects and recovered arms and ammunition.


Eons Intelligence earlier reported how suspected hoodlums invaded the police station on Tuesday morning, killed two officers, carted away ammunition and set the building on fire.


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According to a statement on Wednesday, Frank Mba, force public relations officer, said two officers, Vincent Gonze, an assistant superintendent of police, and Emmanuel Okoronkwo, a sergeant, died as a result of the attack.


The statement read in part: "It is worth noting that the hoodlums, numbering about two hundred persons, armed with AK47 rifles and machetes 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.”


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The force PRO said Mohammed Adamu, Inspector-General of Police, has directed all commissioners of police in the country to ensure the protection of lives and properties in their areas of focus.


Mba also added that investigation on the attack is ongoing and the suspects will be prosecuted in due course.


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