ABAKALIKI- Unknown gunmen have shot dead a Police Inspector in Obiozara Divisional Police Station in Uburu Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The gunmen, it was gathered, came in their large numbers and attempted to set the police Station ablaze.
The attack on the police station was the second time as it was among stations burnt during the ENDSARS violent protest in some parts of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Mrs Loveth Odah confirmed the attack.
Odah said the slain police officer was trying to engage the attackers when he was gunned down.
She, however, noted that other policemen on duty supported by soldiers deployed to Obiozara fought back to ensure that the hoodlums did not burn down the station.
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Meanwhile, the Police spokesman has disclosed that police Operatives on Wednesday shot dead, a suspected criminal who attempted to snatch their guns at Spera-in- Deo Motor Park in Abakaliki.
Odah explained that the operatives were on patrol when they accosted some group of boys smoking Indian hemp and three were arrested, but four others confronted the policemen and attempted to snatch their guns.
But an Eyewitness told our Correspondent that two persons were allegedly shot during the incident which made people flee from the park.
It was gathered that another patrol team later arrived and evacuated the suspects.
Items allegedly recovered from the suspects were locally made pistol and a bag containing substance suspected to be Indian hemp.