The Abia State Police Command has confirmed the death of two officers when suspected hoodlums attacked Abayi police station at Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State in the early hours of 23rd February, 2021.
According to a statement signed by the force Spokesperson, Frank Mbah, 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.
The statement identified the cops who paid the supreme price to be, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Vincent Gonze and Sergeant Emmanuel Okoronkwo unfortunately paid the supreme price.
Mbah however added that the command successfully neutralized four attackers, arrested eight persons and recovered arms and ammunition from hoodlums who carried out the unprovoked attack
noting that investigation is still ongoing and the perpetrators of the unwholesome incident will be prosecuted in due course.
The police high command also calls on proprietors of medical facilities – both public and private – in and around Abia State to report any person(s) found seeking medical treatment for bullet wounds and other related injuries to the nearest police station.