Gunmen, on Tuesday, launched an assault on the Ugbodo Police Station of Ebonyi state however had been repelled by the police.
One of many assailants, it was gathered, was killed within the ensuing gun duel between the hoodlums and the police, Punch reported.
Additionally, one of many policemen, who repelled the assault, was injured and brought to an undisclosed hospital for remedy.
A prime safety supply within the state, who spoke on situation of anonymity, mentioned the gunmen launched the assault round midnight.
The supply mentioned, “However they met stiff resistance from the policemen on the station. Within the ensuing battle, a police officer sustained an harm, whereas the gunmen later retreated with a few of them being hit by bullets from the policemen.
“Within the morning, the police went looking for the bush within the space and found the corpse of one of many gunmen.”
In line with the report, a gallon of petrol was additionally discovered close to the deceased.
It was suspected that that they had deliberate to burn the station.
The corpse of the deceased was evacuated to the mortuary, whereas the injured police officer was rushed to hospital, the place he was mentioned to be receiving remedy.
Equally, gunmen attacked the Iboko Divisional Police Station in Izzi Native Authorities Space of Ebonyi State, on March 1, 2021.
Additionally, 15 individuals misplaced their lives in assaults by gunmen on Nkalaha, Obegu, Amazu, Nkalagu and Umuhuali autonomous communities of the state, some weeks later.