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Gunmen attack police station, kill 1 in Ebonyi

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Gunmen attack police station, kill 1 in Ebonyi

Suspected gunmen attacked a police station in the Ohaukwu local government area in Ebonyi and shot dead a police sergeant.

Ebonyi command deputy public relations officer ASP Levi Philips told reporters in Abakaliki on Monday that the station was attacked in the early hours of Monday.

Philips added that the suspects also burned two vehicles piled up at the station, including a patrol van.

“The policeman, a sergeant, who suffered injuries, was later confirmed dead this morning.

“Ebonyi State Police Commissioner Aliyu Garba visited the scene of the incident and the area is now quiet,” he said.

Also speaking, an eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, told NAN that the suspects stormed the station Monday morning and started shooting sporadically.

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