Suspected bandits on Monday night attacked Omuma, the hometown of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state.
The gunmen were engaged in a gun duel by the police, who killed six of them in the process.
The attack in Oru East Local Government Area of the state, claimed the life of the Divisional Police Officer of Omuma police Division, Fatmann Dooiyor, a Chief Superintendent of Police.
The police recovered about three vehicles and arrested eleven other suspects after the repelled attack.
Michael Abattam, the police spokesperson of Imo state, confirmed the development, saying that tactical units of the command Swifty ambushed the bandits.
” According to the Area Commander, ACP Benjamin Abang of Omuma Area Command, who stated that, based on information received that bandits were sighted moving in convoy into Omuma Town, he immediately alerted the ever-active tactical teams of the command who swung into action, ambushed and launched a surprising attack on the convoy of the bandits which resulted to the neutralisation of six of the bandits while eleven of them were arrested to the station.
“Unfortunately, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Fatmann Dooiyor paid the supreme price. The teams later recovered the three vehicles abandoned by the bandits to the station which includes, two Toyota Highlander SUV vehicles with registration numbers Abia MBL 517 AT and LAGOS , JJJ 984 EL respectively and a milk colour unregistered Lexus Jeep to the station.
“Presently, the command’s tactical teams and Special forces led by ACP Evans E.Shem are combing the bush for possible arrest of the bandits that fled into the bush.”
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