Gunmen attack Ebonyi police station, kill one officer

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One police officer has been reportedly killed following an attack by gunmen on another police station in Ebonyi state.

The gunmen attacked Abaomege Police Station in Onicha Local Government Area on Saturday night.

One police officer was said to have been killed while another sustained gunshot injuries.

A police source, who confirmed the attack, said the gunmen attacked the station with dangerous arms.

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“Yes, some unknown gunmen attacked Abomege police station and a policeman was killed while another was hospitalized following injuries sustained in the attack,” the source stated.

The injured policeman is receiving treatment at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

According to The Nation, the policemen on duty repelled the gunmen who retreated after a gun battle. Some of the gunmen also sustained gunshot injuries during the attack.

It was also gathered that no further damage was done to the station.

Commissioner of Police and Ebonyi spokesperson Loveth Odah could not be reached for comments at the time of this report, however a top police source confirmed the attack.

The source, who pleaded not to be named, said more men have been deployed to the station.