Imo: police launch manhunt to find the murderers of two civilian agents

The Imo State Police Command has deployed its Special Tactical Squad, fully equipped with operational and intelligence assets, to crack down on hoodlums responsible for the attack that killed two Mobile Police operatives and a civilian at Akabor in Ikeduru LGA.

In a statement issued on Tuesday in Owerri by the Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Henry Okoye, it was reported that the tragic incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday and was carried out by suspected thugs be members of the Prohibited Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). ) and its armed subsidiary, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

He said the hoodlums attacked the agents in large numbers shooting sporadically while the agents fought valiantly but unfortunately lost two of their men and one civilian was fatally injured.

The command spokesperson said following the tragic incident, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, alongside DC Operations, led operatives from police to the crime scene for an on-site assessment of the incident.

He said an intense operation was underway in the area to apprehend and prosecute the fleeing hoodlums responsible for the senseless act of violence.

According to him, the Commissioner of Police has set up a large-scale investigation team to carry out a thorough investigation to unravel the perpetrators of the attack.

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Meanwhile, the dead bodies of the officers concerned and a civilian were found and deposited in a morgue for preservation.

He said the horrific incident serves as a stark and painful reminder of the daily risks and sacrifices that police officers accept in their unwavering commitment to safeguarding the lives and properties of the good people of Imo State.

While commiserating with the families affected by the death of their loved ones, the Police Commissioner assured them that no stone would be left unturned to ensure that the culprits are brought to justice.

He therefore calls on all people who could have information useful to the ongoing investigation, to indict the culprit, to please report to the nearest police station.

Nigerien TRIBUNE