36.6 C
Anambra
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Ekwulobia: suspected gunmen assassinate Anambra traffic official

An officer of the Anambra Traffic Management Agency (ATMA) was shot by unidentified attackers in Awka on Tuesday. 

In a statement, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, Anambra Police Public Relations Officer, verified the event and identified the victim as Mr. Chinedu Onwuka. 

The hoodlums were spotted on the Ekwulobia-Umunze route, where they attempted to disarm a squad of police officers but were vigorously repelled with superior weapons, according to Tochukwu. 

According to him, the shooters fired irregularly in an attempt to flee, and one of their bullets struck the traffic officer, killing him instantly.  

According to him, the state police command began an intense patrol throughout the state today with the goal of apprehending suspected hoodlums on Ekwulobia-Umunze route. 

“Among others, the Patrol team consists of Mobile Police Operatives, a counter-terrorism squad, special forces, and regular police personnel”.  

“Preliminary evidence indicates that the hoodlums began firing irregularly in an effort to disarm a mobile police officer on patrol”. 

“The Mobile Police Officers promptly returned fire, engaging the hoodlums, forcing the attackers to escape the area.”  

“The hoodlums fled the scene while firing intermittently and arrived at Nkwo Umuchu Junction, where one Mr Chinedu Onwuka, 30-years-old, of the Anambra Road Traffic Management Agency, Aguata Unit, was injured by a bullet,” he claimed.  

spot_img

Related

After Explosive Letter, Peter Obi Meets Soludo in Anambra (See Photos)

Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo CFR, and former governor...

Why Soludo Banned Bet9ja, Nairabet, and Other Gambling Services in Anambra

The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has given...

Anambra Flood: NEMA, DRU Start Search, Rescue Operations

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Disaster...

Oyo government punishes doctor, nurse for professional misconduct

A medical officer and a nursing officer have been...

More cases of monkeypox expected worldwide – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) expects to see more...
Join The Tribe 🥳

Join our ever-growing community of awoken ones and receive newsletters, offers & invitations.