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BREAKING: Panic As Gunmen Ambush Police Patrol Team, Open Fire

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Gunmen attacked a police patrol team in Ebonyi State on Thursday, resulting in the death of a police officer during a gun duel near the crisis-prone Ngbo-Effium axis in Ohaukwu Local Government Area.

Police spokesperson Joshua Ukandu confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday in Abakaliki, the state capital.

Ukandu stated, “On 01/02/2024 at about 11:00 am, Operatives of the Command on patrol along Ngbo-Effium Road were attacked by armed hoodlums using an Ash coloured Toyota Sienna with registration number unknown.”

He mentioned that during the confrontation, one police operative was fatally wounded, and another sustained injuries and is currently receiving medical treatment at the hospital.

“The Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Police Command, CP Augustina Ogbodo immediately dispatched tactical teams of the command to the scene. The team is on the trail of the hoodlums. Meanwhile, calm and normalcy have been restored to the area,” Ukandu added.

He urged the public to provide useful information to assist in apprehending the fleeing hoodlums, stating, “The CP is using this medium to call on well-meaning individuals of the State to avail the Command with useful information that can lead to the arrest of the fleeing hoodlums while assuring them of the command’s unwavering commitment to the protection of lives and properties in the State.”

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