Police Operatives attached to 3 3 Police Divisional Headquarters, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi LGA on Sunday foiled an attack by IPOB/ESN Insurgents on the police facility.
The Operatives neutralized six of the Insurgents, recover two Ak47 rifles, one Toyota Sienna vehicle with Reg No Abuja ABC 848 EQ, charms and other incriminating items.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tochukwu Ikenga, the outlawed IPOB/ESN Insurgents came in their numbers with two SUV vehicles and one Toyota Sienna, armed with guns, IEDs and petrol bombs.
“They started shooting indiscriminately to gain entrance to the station and were fiercely engaged and resisted by the Divisional Police Officer and his men in a long gun battle before the prompt reinforcement team, made up of the Military and PMF Operatives arrived the scene”,
“During the gun duel, unfortunately, one police operative attached to the station was fatally wounded and an office in the facility was partially affected by the petrol bomb the Insurgents threw inside the station”,
“Also, one patrol vehicle parked in front of the station was set ablaze by the gunmen”, he explained.
He said that while some of the insurgents escaped with gun shots injuries, the situation is under control and the incident is still being assessed.
Mr Ikenga informed that Joint Operations are still ongoing to track down the fleeing insurgents.