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Gunmen Attack Okowa’s Team To Abia, Kill 3 Police Officers

Gunmen Attack Okowa’s Team To Abia, Kill 3 Police Officers



Ahead of the presidential rally of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) slated to be held today, Saturday, in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, three police officers attached to the explosives ordinance department (EOD) of the Delta state police command have been reportedly killed by yet to be identified gunmen in Anambra.


The 3 deceased police officers were said to be attached to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s advanced security team in Anambra, and were

to be part of the advance security team of the PDP vice presidential candidate and were travelling to Abia ahead of the PDP rally in Umuahia.



Ikenga Tochukwu, the Anambra police spokesperson, said the officers, who were on their way to Abia state for the official assignment, were gruesomely killed on Friday along Isheke road, Ihiala LGA of the state.



The police spokesperson said their van was set ablaze by the yet-to-be-identified gunmen.



Anambra state police command said the remains of the officers have been retrieved while the operatives are already tracking the killers


“On 10/2/2023, by 2:40 pm, Police Officers attached to Ihaila Area Command, responding to a distress call along Isheke road, Ihaila, recovered the bodies of three fatally wounded policemen. The officers came under attack and their vehicle was set ablaze by yet unidentified armed men,” he said.


“Information reveals that the Policemen were identified as officers attached to Explosives Ordinance Department (EOD), Delta State Police Command and on official assignment en route to Abia state.




“Efforts are currently ongoing in tracking the armed men that committed this act. Further details shall be communicated, please.”



Meanwhile, Daniel Bwala, a spokesperson for the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign, did not respond to calls and messages seeking comment.


Bright Edafe, Delta police spokesperson, however, told TheCable that there is no official communication yet from the Anambra police command on the matter.


“I cannot confirm the death of any of our men. I read it in the news just as you did. I will inform you when I do. But for now, I have no comment on that,” Edafe said.



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