Reporter : CHINAZO ILECHUKWU
Two police officers have been killed and three others sustained injuries following an attack by yet to be identified hoodlums at Obowo Divisional Police headquarters in Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State.
A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Imo State Police Command, Mr. Orlando Ikeokwu, said the incident, which occurred on Friday January 5, 2021 evening saw a large number of miscreants invade the police station but were successfully repelled by officers on duty.
According to the statement, the two officers died during the process while those injured have been moved to a hospital in Owerri for proper medical attention.
Mr. Ikeokwu said the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Command Mr. Nasiru Mohammed had activated the “Quick Intervention Team” and other tactical teams of the command to investigate the matter and apprehend those responsible for the unfortunate incident.
The statement noted that the Commissioner of Police had since visited the station for on the spot assessment and evaluation of the incident.