Imo:Attempt To Attack Police Facility Claims Life Of 5 Bandits

Richard Ginika Izuora

Imo State Police Command has narrated how it foiled another attempt by hoodlums to attack the Commands headquarters in Owerri, on Sunday, June 6.

Five of the attackers were killed during the Incident.

The Commissioner of Police in Imo, CP Abutu Yaro confirmed the failed attack and that his men killed five of the hoodlums during crossfire; while others fled with bullet injuries.

Spokesman of the Command, Bala Elkana, said in a statement, “Hoodlums masquerading as unknown gunmen attempted an attack on the police headquarters this morning; but suffered a huge defeat.

“They made efforts to access the police headquarters; through the Works Layout around Avan Nursery and Primary School but were vehemently repelled.

“They came in a white Hummer Bus, five of the hoodlums were killed; during an exchange of fire, and others were injured.

“The Hummer bus was recovered with four Ak47 rifles, previously stolen from the police; during a recent attack on its station, while officers have been deployed to apprehend the fleeing hoodlums.”

Elkana, said the Command has launched an in-depth investigation into circumstances surrounding the death of Uguchi Unachukwu, who returned home from Germany; and was allegedly murdered on May 31 in Imo.

Unachukwu was shot dead on his way to the Sam Mbakwe Airport; to fly back to Germany.

He was allegedly murdered in front of his wife and two children by men in military uniform.

The CP vowed to stop at nothing to unravel the incident.

“On May 31, 2021, at about 0804 hours, the deceased person was alleged to have been shot by personnel; suspected to be staff of 211 Regiment of the Nigerian Air Force; responsible for the security of the International Airport.

“The deceased is said to be on his way to catch a flight to Lagos, a survivor stated that one of the Air Force operatives shot the car of Unachukwu; when he failed to stop at the Air Force checkpoint after they had flagged him down.

“He was, however, rushed to hospital by the Air Force team for medical attention; where the doctors on duty made frantic efforts to stabilise him; but he later died at about 1900 hours of the same date.

“We sue for calm and assure the family and friends of the deceased; that no stone will be left unturned; in unravelling the circumstances surrounding the death,” the statement said.

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