Two Policemen Missing, Three Injured In Ebonyi Community Attack

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declared missing while three others sustained bul­let wounds following attack by warriors in Effium com­munity in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi State Sunday afternoon.

A lawmaker representing Ohaukwu North constituen­cy in the state House of As­sembly, Hon. Chinedu Awo, who accompanied the oper­atives was also reported to have sustained bullet wound during the attack.

The policemen were am­bushed while returning from investigation activities in connection with the three missing engineers who were abducted in the same area on November 3, 2021 while on Ring Road site project.

A statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, on Monday, said the armed men numbering about 60 attacked the operatives from all flanks.

According to her, the oper­atives gallantly fought back, resulting in heavy casualties on the side of the attackers.

“On 28/11/2021 at about 1340hrs while the police operatives were returning from investigation activities in connection with the three missing engineers who were abducted in the same area on the 3rd of November, 2021 while on Ring Road site proj­ect, the operatives were in the company of Hon. Chinedu Awo, a member represent­ing Ohaukwu North constit­uency in the state House of Assembly, who accompanied the operatives to enable him to dialogue with the warriors at Igbuduoke village in Effi­um/Ezza clan, ‘the warring community’, in Ohaukwu lo­cal government area of the state, they were ambushed by armed Ezza warriors numbering over sixty who attacked them from all flanks but the operatives gallantly fought back, resulting in heavy casualties on the side of the attackers.

“However, DSP Bruno Chukwu and two others sus­tained bullet injuries and are currently responding to treatment, while two police officers by name, Sergeant Donatus Osugwu and Ser­geant Thaddeus Ugoeze, are suspected to have been ab­ducted by the hoodlums as they were discovered missing in action.

“Meanwhile, the Commis­sioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command, CP. Aliyu Garba, led a convoy of about sev­en teams on reinforcement where they cordoned the for­est and searched the village but could not see the missing officers nor the perpetrators.

“Efforts are in top gear to ensure the perpetrators are tracked down and arrested,” the statement read.

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