Unknown gunmen attack has left three operatives of the Abia State Police Command attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) battling for their lives.
On Wednesday evening, September 21, the gunmen carried out the attack while the police officers were in front of the SCID office located in Umuagu, Ugwunchara, Umuahia North local government area, carrying out a stop and search operation.
While one of the police operatives on duty was seriously macheted, his other colleagues sustained bullet injuries.
The injured officers were rushed to an undisclosed hospital where they were receiving medical attention.
“We didn’t know if the gunmen came from behind or in front of them, but I can assure you that they might have taken their time to monitor those policemen. The said gunmen are professionals, if not a group of dismissed security personnel officers.
“Can someone who doesn’t know how to cork a gun think of how to disarm a trained policeman that is bearing arms?
“I suggest that the police command should interrogate officers very well to eliminate insider collaboration”.
Geoffrey Ogbonna, the Abia police spokesman confirmed the incident.
He said, “The attack was on the men doing stop and search in front of the State CID
“Two injured. Efforts are in place to unravel the identities of the perpetrators with a view to arresting them”.