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How 30 gunmen attacked policemen, killed one, cut off his wrist

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The Abia Police Command arrested four people in connection with the murder of a police inspector, Princewill Divine.

Ms. Janet Agbede, the State Police Commissioner, revealed this while briefing journalists in Umuahia on Friday.

Agbede said the late Divine was among five personnel from the Mobile Police Force attached to Squads 28 and 55 who were attacked on September 7 in Okagwe Junction, Ohafia.

He said that the policemen were attacked by about 30 unidentified gunmen in a pavilion of the bus stop located at the contact point where they were taking shelter during a heavy rain.

Agbede said: “The criminals, armed with pistols, machetes and other dangerous weapons, unexpectedly shot the policemen and cruelly used the machetes against the policemen who in turn retaliated.

“One of the police officers, Inspector Princewill Divine, died instantly, another had his wrist cut off, while others were left with varying degrees of injuries.”

According to her, the thugs, who could have suffered gunshot wounds, took three AK47 rifles with some ammunition.

However, the PC revealed that the four people arrested in connection with the incident were assisting in the investigation to secure further arrests and the recovery of firearms from the police.

Therefore, he called on medical and trado-medical professionals inside and outside the state to report anyone seen or presented with gunshot wounds to the police or any nearest security agency.

Agbede, who said he personally visited the site, the victims and the neighboring communities, also called on all hospitals and the general public to report suspected people.

Meanwhile, the PC confirmed the arrest of Mr. Robinson Abel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Akwa Ibom Command, for the murder of Mr. Onyedikachi Nwogu on September 8.

He said that Abel, who was attached to CGGC Global Limited that dualized the Aba / Ikot-Ekpene highway, shot and killed Nwogu of Umuokoro Umuokpo in the Obingwa local government area in Abia.

Agbede reported that the suspect said the main road was blocked and that he and other road users detoured onto an alternate road where he encountered the deceased.

He assured the citizens of the state that they abide by the law and all residents to continue their legal business.

The Communist Party urged them to avoid any act likely to disturb public order (NAN).

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