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Gunmen Assault Police Station, Abduct Feminine Officer In Enugu


A feminine cop was kidnapped as gunmen stormed the Police Divisional Headquarters, Umulokpa, in Uzo-Uwani Native Authorities Space of Enugu State on Saturday.

Vanguard gathered that the gunmen stormed the police division at about 5pm of their numbers and began capturing sporadically, damaging the ability within the course of.

A resident of the realm who spoke on situation of anonymity stated that policemen, on sighting the gunmen scampered for security, abandoning the division within the course of.

It was disclosed that the unknown gunmen kidnapped a policewoman who was on obligation on the time of the assault and took her to an unknown vacation spot.

Although no life was misplaced, it was learnt that having scared the policemen away, the hoodlums proceeded to the armoury compartment of the police division the place they carted away arms.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, stated the State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawal, had directed the Prison Investigation Division, CID, of the command to depth efforts to find the kidnapped feminine cop.

Ndukwe, in an announcement added that the Commissioner of Police has equally ordered full-scale investigation into the assault, assuring that the perpetrators could be arrested and prosecuted.

A part of the assertion reads “The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Abubakar Lawal, has ordered the State CID and tactical teams of the Command to intensify ongoing investigative efforts to locate a missing female personnel and fish out the yet-to-be identified hoodlums, who in their numbers attacked and vandalized vehicles and other items at Umulokpa Police Divisional Headquarters in Uzo-Uwani LGA, in the evening hours of 09/10/2021.

“He gave this order after leading a team of Senior Police Officers and Commanders of the Command’s tactical/operational teams to the scene.

“Meanwhile, the general public, particularly citizens of the State, have been enjoined to assist the Command with credible information and/or intelligence that will lead to the location of the said personnel and arrest of the assailants.”

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