Arms, Ammunition Carted Away As Gunmen Attack Police Station In Aba
A police station in Aba, Abia State was under attack by yet-to-be-identified persons who were said to have carted away arms and ammunition from the station.
It was gathered that the attack, which took place in the early hours of Tuesday, resulted in the death of two police officers as well as two gunmen who tried to repel the attack.
Meanwhile, the Abia State Government has condemned the incident.
The Commissioner for Information in the state, John Okiyi Kalu, who confirmed the incident, said the state government was offering N1 million reward to anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the gunmen.
The government, following the incident, has announced an immediate ban on the use of tricycles and motorcycles from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. in “all major cities” in the state.
“We wish to assure members of the public that the government is working with security agencies in the state to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly crime and bring them to justice as quickly as possible,” Mr Kalu said in a statement.
“No part of Abia land will be ceded to criminals operating under any guise and we will not spare any resource in ensuring that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are brought to book in no distant time and the stolen arms and ammunition recovered completely.
“Sadly, the arms these hoodlums have carted away from law enforcement agents will most likely be used against innocent citizens.
“Government, therefore, calls on citizens to avail law enforcement agencies with vital information that will lead to the arrest of the criminals and recovery of these arms,” Mr Kalu added.