Gunmen have killed two police officers at Okpala Junction in Ulakwo, a community in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State, a sad development which comes exactly one month after gunmen killed five police officers and a couple at the same location in the council area of the community of Imo State.
Penpushing reports that the incident which occurred on Saturday at about 9 a.m. when some police officers were manning a checkpoint in the area, while sources disclosed that the gunmen stormed the checkpoint in two vehicles and opened fire on the officers killing two of them at the spot while others escaped.
The Imo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye confirmed the attack and killing of the officers, adding that the attackers were suspected members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
“Two of our officers paid the supreme price (in the attack). One of them was injured. We recovered one of the operational vehicles of the hoodlums. There were piercings of bullets and stains of blood” on the recovered vehicle which, according to him, indicated that the officers gave the attackers “a battle” during the attack. The hoodlums are on the run, but we are currently trailing them’, Okoye stated.
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