The Abia State Police Command has confirmed an attack on its team in Umuahia, the state capital.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna. Said two policemen were wounded and their rifles carted away in the Wednesday attack.
He said, “The State CID office was not attacked. But those on stop and search on the road in front of the Umuagu office of the State CID, Uzuakoli Road, Umuahia.”
Ogbonna pleaded for information from members of the public, adding that an investigation had commenced into the incident.
Our correspondent learned that some fleeing gunmen attacked the police team around 8.30 pm on Wednesday.
A source said, “The gunmen had possibly robbed someone someplace and were fleeing when they encountered the police team.”
The source claimed that the team had left a vehicle they snatched from their victim. And fled with another before the clash.