Gunmen Attack Police With Dynamite, Kill Two ln Imo, CP Danjuma Deploys Tactical Units To Track Killers

Gunmen Attack Police With Dynamite, Kill Two ln Imo, CP Danjuma Deploys Tactical Units To Track Killers

The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjum has condemned the attack and gruesome murder of personnel of Mopol 18, Owerri, by gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate Eastern Security Network (ESN).

The SUPREME learnt that, the officers were ambushed in the early hours of today, 23/03/2024 while on patrol duties along old Gariki Road Okigwe by the disgruntled elements, who threw dynamite on the officer’s patrol vehicle and engaged them in a protracted gunfight. In the process, two officers were said to have paid the ultimate price, while four others survived the attack.

On receipt of the ugly incident, the Commissioner of Police Imo CP Aboki Danjuma alongside Commander Mopol 18 and 64 others, immediately led operatives of the Command’s Special Tactical Unit to the crime scene for on-the-spot assessment and tasked the operatives to go all out in synergy with other security agencies and hunt down the hoodlums responsible for the attack.

More so, CP Danjuma is said to have mandated the Assistant Commissioner of Police in Charge Okigwe, the DPO, and other tactical units deployed in Okigwe to embark on visibility patrol, intelligence-led raids of criminal hideouts, and place watertight security to forestall any future occurrence.

The CP called on the general public particularly the residents of Okigwe who may have any useful information that will assist the Police in the investigation to kindly report at the nearest Police Station or via 08034773600, 08103341610. He urged the residents to go about their lawful businesses without any form of fear or intimidation and not to panic at the sight of the massive deployment of security operatives in Okigwe.
He urged them to support the Police and other security agencies in the onslaught against violent crimes in the state

While empathizing with the families, friends, and loved ones of the deceased officers, the Commissioner of Police reiterated in strong terms that the Command under his watch would not condone any form of attack on security personnel in the state. He assured them that the Command would leave no stone unturned in ensuring the perpetrators of the dastardly act are all arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.

Spokesman of the command,
ASP Henry Okoye confirmed the story in a statement.

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