On Wednesday, the Ebonyi State Police Command said one hoodlum was killed and another injured in a gun battle between policemen and some armed men in the State.
An Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) was also hit during the gun duel in Ivo Local Government Area.
Police Public Relations Officer, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya said this in a statement on Wednesday, she said, “On the 7th day of March 2023 at about 2345hrs, the Divisional Police Officer of Ivo Divisional Headquarters received a distress call that unknown gunmen were firing sporadically and had also set ablaze two vehicles and a filling station.
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“On receipt of the information the Divisional Police Officer swung into action and left for the scene. While at the scene information revealed that unknown gunmen were sighted sitting down in a public place at Ogwor community in Ishiagu.
“On their way, the men were ambushed and attacked, and an Assistant Superintendent of Police was shot, but the patrol team engaged the hoodlums with superior firepower. During the gun duel, one of the hoodlums was neutralised and others fled with bullet wounds.
“The DPO immediately called the headquarters for reinforcement. The Commissioner of Police, CP Faleye Sunday Olaleye psc, intercepted the distress call and immediately directed tactical teams to storm the place with the description of the vehicle and the route through which the Hoodlums were escaping.
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She added that some exhibits wee recovered from the gunmen including two AK-47 rifles, one locally made pistol, some charms and a red Toyota Corolla car, one firman generator amongst other items.
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