The crest of the Nigeria Police Drive crest is on a police officer in Abuja on October 3rd, 2020 PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TVOne police officer has been killed and two patrol vehicles burnt following an assault on the Ohauku Divisional Headquarters of the Ebonyi Dispute Police Expose by suspected gunmen.
The incident used to be acknowledged to have occurred on Sunday evening however the police authorities reacted on Monday.
Police Public Relatives Officer, Loveth Odah confirmed the assault to Channels Television on Monday via a phone conversation.
She acknowledged the officer died whereas being rushed to the hospital for medical attention after he sustained gunshot wounds.
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However the police spokesperson debunked some media experiences that the gunmen freed some inmates.
Per Odah, the Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Garba has visited the scene of the unhappy incident and called on of us within the scrape to serve the police in intriguing these at the serve of the assault.
Rising attacksSunday’s assault is the most modern in a series of assaults on police stations and safety personnel within the South-East articulate.
Dozens of officers had been killed within the southeast this 12 months in assaults authorities blame on the Indigenous Of us of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist plug agitating for a breakaway articulate for the ethnic Igbo of us.
IPOB denies its Eastern Security Community paramilitary wing is at the serve of the assaults, announcing it’s being falsely accused in a remark to home off division among its ranks.
With a headcount of round 200 million, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation, and tensions among its more than 250 ethnic teams essentially simmer.
However some local leaders fan ethnic embers for political create, critics lisp, in particular as 2023 elections ability to interchange President Muhammadu Buhari.
Others accuse criminal gangs utilizing the IPOB establish as a shroud. Some look a pissed off hardline wing of the separatists at work.
Buhari’s govt, beneath rising strain to take care of insecurity in Nigeria, has ordered a police and military operation to cease the southeastern unrest.