Police station attacked by bandits in Imo, killing two officers

police station attacked by bandits in imo, killing two officers
police station attacked by bandits in imo, killing two officers

Two police officers were killed after bandits attacked the Izombe police station. CSP Michael Abattam, a spokesperson for the state police command, said the bandits who arrived in their numbers could not enter the station as they were intercepted and repulsed by the ever-vigilant tactical teams and Operation Restore Peace personnel of Imo Command. 

''The bandits who on sighting the police engaged them in a gun duel were subdued due to the superior fire power of the police. They fled into the bush and in the process three of the bandits were neutralisated and their arms one pump action gun with two rounds of live cartridges and one locally made double barrel pistol with two expended cartridges were recovered from them to the station  while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.

Unfortunately, the command lost two of it's gallant officers in the attack.''
Meanwhile, the tactical teams are presently in pursuit of the bandits and combing the bush for the arrest of the fleeing bandits and possible recovery of their arms . 
     

The command is using this medium to call on the good people of Imo State especially, the Izombe community to assist the police with credible information that will lead to the arrest of the fleeing bandits and to report to the nearest police station any person(s) seen with bullet wounds.  Also hospitals are advised to ensure that they report any person(s) who come to them for treatment of bullet wounds 
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