During a bandit attack in Omuma town in Oru East Local Government area on Monday, July 26, a Divisional Police Officer was killed.
CSP Michale Abattam, who is the spokesperson of the state police command, released a statement saying that at about 4pm on Monday, three vehicles allegedly carrying armed bandits were spotted in Omuma Town. Area Commander, ACP Benjamin Abang, of the Omuma Area Command, immediately contacted the tactical teams who suddenly sprang into action, ambushed, and surprised the bandits’ convoy, neutralizing six of them while arresting eleven (11) others.
”Unfortunately, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Fatmann Dooiyor paid the supreme price. The teams later recovered the three vehicles abandoned by the bandits to the station which includes, two Toyota Highlander SUV vehicles with registration numbers Abia MBL 517 AT and LAGOS , JJJ 984 EL respectively and a milk colour unregistered Lexus Jeep to the station. ”the statement in part read
ACP Evans E.Shem and his tactical teams led by Abattam are presently searching the bush for possible bandits hiding there that might be captured. Commissioner of Police Abutu Yaro has warned that bandits with a penchant for sporadic incursions from neighbouring states should keep off the state or face dire consequences.