Yet-to-be identified gunmen have reportedly killed three police officers attached to the Abia State Command of the Nigeria Police Force.
The police officers killed in Abiriba in Ohafia LGA of the state were identified as Inspector Austin Ugwu, Inspector Longinus Ugochukwu, and PC Ama Ifeanyi.
Our correspondent gathered that the police officers serving at the Abiriba police Division who arrived Agu Eze Amaogudu community in Abiriba, at about 8.3am on Monday, March 22, 2021, were ambushed by the hoodlums who killed the police officers and carted away two of their riffles.
Ude Oko Chukwu, the deputy governor of the state, who was at the Abiriba Community on the heels of the incident assured that the state government will deploy all necessary resources available to it to ensure the protection of the people and all law-abiding citizens.
Speaking to the people at Orie Akwa square in the community, Chukwu who was accompanied on the visit by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi-Kalu, called for community vigilance and support to security agents to ensure that the perpetrators are quickly identified and brought to justice.
He said, “the government is saddened by the unfortunate attack of this morning which led to the loss of lives of police officers at Agu Eze checkpoint and my boss, Governor Ikpeazu on receiving the news asked me to come here and assure you that we will do everything possible to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act and protect Ndi Abiriba and all law-abiding people in the state.”
Source: The Nation