The Police in Abia State Command says it successfully neutralised (4) four attackers, arrested (8) eight persons and recovered arms and ammunition from hoodlums who carried out an unprovoked attack on Abayi Police Station, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State on Tuesday.

The hoodlums numbering about two hundred persons, armed with AK47 rifles and matchetes invaded the station and set part of it ablaze with the aid of petrol bombs and other explosives. Following the attack, two officers lost their lives.

A statement released by Force Public Relations Officer Frank Mba  says the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed  Adamu commiserates with the family and friends of the deceased officers.

The IGP however  warns that dire consequences await any person or group of persons who, under whatever guise, engages in an unwarranted attack on any public property and directs all Command CPs to employ all legally permissible measures to protect lives and property.

The statement says investigation is still ongoing and the perpetrators of the unwholesome incident will be prosecuted in due course.


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