Sunday, 10 April 2016

How gunmen killed policeman, injured NSCDC personnel in Ebonyi

Unknown gunmen in the wee hours of Friday reportedly shot and killed a policeman and wounded a Civil Defense personnel in Ebonyi state.

According to Premium Times, the gunmen, who were returning from a robbery operation along Abakaliki-Enugu expressway, started shooting sporadically, killing a policeman and injuring several others in the process.

The situation reportedly caused a major gridlock across the state capital, Abakaliki, as heavily armed police officers cordoned the roads especially the Abakaliki end of the federal highway.

Confirming the report, the State Commissioner of Police, CP, Peace Ibekwe-Abdallah, said “The command is preparing a release on the matter and would make it available to the press soon. “Investigation into the matter has commenced,” the CP stated. Likewise, the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, Ebonyi State Command, Jibril Shyabu, explained that his wounded staff, a driver, was already at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, receiving treatment.

Shyabu described the incident as unfortunate and ugly, stating that the incident had brought about the need for effective synergy among security agencies in the state.

The NSCDC boss said his staff sustained both hand and leg injuries. He, however, assured. members of the public of adequate protection by security agencies in the state.