A police officer has been killed by some unknown gunmen, while four others sustained injuries trying to wade off the hoodlums.
It was gathered that in the incident which happened in Ohafia LGA of Abia State on Tuesday, suspected gunmen, 12 in number, attacked five police officers at a bus stop at Okagwe Junction, Ohafia, during a heavy downpour in the early hours of Monday, September 7, 2020.
The five policemen reportedly went on a ‘pin down operation’ in the area when the gunmen struck. In the ensuing gunfire, a policeman was shot dead while the gunmen escaped with bullet injuries.
The injured policemen are said to be receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital in the state. It was also gathered that a senior police officer in the state command confirmed the incident.