1 killed as police repel attack on Ebonyi division

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in Ebonyi Sunday repelled an attack its division, killing one and recovered an AK47 rifle.

Police Relations Officer the command, Loveth Odah, disclosed this in a statement Sunday in Abakaliki.

“At 1200hrs Sunday, , numbering about 20 in a Mitsubishi L300 Bus, and some others foot, came in the back fence and attacked one of our divisions at Ugbuodo Divisional Headquarters in Ebonyi Local Area of the .

“The entered and immediately opened fire, sporadically at policemen on duty but were swiftly challenged and repelled in a gun battle that ensued. One of the killed.

AK47 rifle, GSM Phone, and Jackknife were recovered while others escaped with bullet wounds. However, one Mobile Police Personnel paid the supreme price.

“Meanwhile, the , Ebonyi Command, Mr Aliyu Garba, has visited the division for an on the spot assessment of the situation.

“He has also ordered a manhunt for the fleeing with a view to arresting them for prosecution,” the PPRO said.