Abia Police Station set ablaze with petrol bombs, two officers killed – FHQ


The Police in Abia State Command successfully neutralised (4) four attackers, arrested (8) eight persons and recovered arms and ammunition from hoodlums who carried out an unprovoked attack on Abayi Police Station, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State in the early hours of 23rd February, 2021.


Force Spokesman, CP Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement Wednesday.


According to Mba, “the hoodlums numbering about two hundred persons, armed with AK47 rifles and matchetes invaded the station and set part of it ablaze with the aid of petrol bombs and other explosives.


“Following the attack, two officers, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Vincent Gonze and Sergeant Emmanuel Okoronkwo unfortunately paid the price.

The Force Spokesman also said the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu NPM mni has commiserated with the family and friends of the deceased officers.

He warned dire consequences await any person or group of persons who, under whatever guise, engages in an unwarranted attack on any public and directed all Command CPs to employ all legally permissible measures to protect lives and

“Meanwhile, investigation is still ongoing and the perpetrators of the unwholesome incident be prosecuted in due course. The police high command calls on proprietors of medical facilities – both public and private – in and around Abia State to any person(s) found seeking medical treatment for bullet wounds and other related injuries to the nearest police station,” Mba said.