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Abia CP confirms death of police officer in Aba

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Abia CP confirms death of police officer in Aba

The Commissioner of Police in Abia, Mr Ene Okon, has confirmed Wednesday’s killing of a Police Officer, Anyanime Udobat, during a gun battle with a kidnap suspect at Arungwa Village, near Aba.


Udobat, was until his death attached to the Anti-Robbery Squad at the Aba Area Command.

Okon told the Nigeria News Agency that the squad was dispatched to arrest the suspect in his hideout in Arongwa, Osisioma Local Government Area of Abia, when the incident occurred.

According to him, the police officers were about to gain entry into the suspect’s house, when he reportedly opened his door and started firing at them.

The police boss said that the deceased officer was shot at a close range and he died on the spot.

He said that the suspect was also killed during the crossfire that ensued.

reports that the identity of the suspect had yet to be released as at the time of filling this report.

reliably learnt that the deceased officer was survived by his wife and four children, including a three-month-old baby.

 

 

 

Ihechinyere Abaribe: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

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