Police confirm attack on team, appeal information

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The Abia Police Command has confirmed an attack on its stop-and- search team in Umuahia, last night.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, two police officers were wounded and their riffles carted away.

The PPRO disclosed that, “The State CID office was not attacked, but those on stop-and-search, in front of the Umuagu Office of the State CID, at Uzuakoli road, Umuahia.”

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The command therefore pleaded for information as it stated that investigations into the incident had commenced.

Information has it that about 8:30pm on Wednesday, some fleeing gunmen attacked the police team. According to the unconfirmed source, “the gunmen had probably robbed someone, somewhere and were escaping when they encountered the police team.”

The source alleged that the team had abandoned a vehicle they snatched from a victim and fled with another vehicle before they encountered the police.

“The area was still calm after the incident however, businesses around there closed immediately residents heard the cracks of firearms last night.” The informant added.

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