Police Arrest 18 Over Killing of DPO, Inspector In Imo State

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November 28, 2023.

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The Imo State Police Command revealed that they have arrested 18 hoodlums suspected to be members of the IPOB/ESN over the killing of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Ahiazu Mbaise and an Inspector of Police at BOEK Petroleum Filling Station, Ahiara Junction, in Ahiazu, Mbaise council area of Imo State.

This was made known through a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Henry Okoye.

According to the release, the policemen were fueling their operational vehicle at the said filling station when hoodlums suspected to be members of the IPOB/ESN, dressed in military camouflage and black and red regalia, swooped on them with three vehicles and motorcycles and started firing sporadically.

The PPRO highlighted that the police operatives fought gallantly but, unfortunately, the DPO and an Inspector of Police paid the supreme price in the gun duel that ensued while two police officers survived the attack.

“No stone will be left unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators of the dastardly act are made to face the full wrath of the law. Police operatives led by CP Aboki Danjuma on a confidence-building patrol in Ahiazu Mbaise responded immediately and gave the hoodlums a hot chase, which forced them to flee with various degrees of gunshot injuries, abandoning some of their operational motorcycles.

“The operatives were swiftly reinforced by the military, led by the Brigade Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade Obinze. Intense combing of the area is ongoing.

“Meanwhile, a total of 18 suspects have been arrested and are currently undergoing investigation.”

The statement reiterates the Imo State Police Command’s commitment to collaborating with other sister security agencies to provide adequate security. It further encouraged citizens, particularly residents of Ahiazu Mbaise, to report any person seen with or treating gunshot injuries within their vicinity by calling the emergency lines, 08034773600 and 08098880197.(www.naija247news.com).

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