January 26, 2021

‘It’s an act of terrorism’ — Ebonyi govt condemns killing of police officers

‘It’s an act of terrorism’ — Ebonyi govt condemns killing of police officers

The Ebonyi state government has described the attack on a police station, which led to the death of three officers, as an “act of terrorism”.

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Gunmen had invaded the Onueke police station in Ezza south local government area of the state, on Friday.

Two male inspectors and a police woman were said to have been killed, while the gunmen took away two AK 47 rifles; two other officers also sustained injuries.

Stanley Emegha, commissioner for internal security, in an interview with NAN on Sunday, condemned the killing and said the state government is investigating the incident.

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“The incident is an act of terrorism and Ebonyi people are not known for terrorism. The act is condemnable and not acceptable to the state government,” Emegha was quoted to have said.

“We are still waiting for the police to brief us on what happened. We have given the officers 48 hours on that, while investigation is ongoing.”

Meanwhile, Loveth Odah, the Ebonyi police public relations officer (PPRO), said the force is working towards apprehending the culprits.

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“The corpses have been deposited in the morgue and investigation into the ugly incident is ongoing, and the perpetrators must surely be brought to book,” she said.

The PPRO also explained that three rooms in the police quarters were part of the properties destroyed at the station during the invasion.

“Two patrol vans, one exhibit vehicle, and one car belonging to a police officer were also burnt,” Odah added.

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