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Police Inspector shot dead inside police station in Imo state

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A police inspector has been killed by gunmen who attacked Mgbidi Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State.

The gunmen reportedly carried out the assault within the late hours of Friday January 14. The state police spokesperson,  Michael Abattam confirmed the assault however mentioned the gunmen have been repelled. 

It was additionally gathered that one other police officer sustained a minor bullet damage on his hand. Residents of the state have been requested to report any particular person seen treating bullet wounds or hiding inside the group to the closest police station for immediate motion.

“On 14th January, 2022 at about 20:45 hours, the Command’s Tactical groups at Mgbidi Police Station repelled an assault by some hoodlums who got here in a white hilux car taking pictures sporadically, tried to realize entrance into the station however have been repelled by the ever gallant Imo Command’s Tactical groups and the police operatives of the division who positioned themselves professionally.

“They engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel. Within the course of, the attackers have been suppressed virtually instantly, having suffered an enormous defeat, with numerous them sustaining varied levels of bullet wounds, they retreated and escaped within the Toyota Hilux car they got here with. And got a scorching chase by the police operatives.

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“Consequently, a vigorous and aggressive manhunt of the hoodlums is ongoing with the only purpose of monitoring and arresting the fleeing hoodlums since they can’t go far due to the massive harm finished to them.

“Nonetheless, in the middle of the assault, a police Inspector misplaced his life, whereas one other sustained minor bullet damage on his hand.

“In the meantime, the Commissioner of Police CP Rabiu Hussaini, counseled the officers and males for his or her gallantry and urged them to not relent of their efforts till all felony parts and their companions are apprehended and made to face the total wrath of the regulation.

“He then appealed to Imolites for the continual help and collaboration by giving safety companies particularly the Police, credible and well timed info and to report any particular person seen treating bullet wounds or hiding inside the group to the closest police station for immediate motion.”

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