2 officers shot at Abia checkpoint, no attack on SCID – Police

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The Abia State Police command has confirmed the attack on a police checkpoint in Umuahia during which two officers were shot.
It however, debunked reports of an attack on the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, in Umuahia.
The command corrected the impression that gunmen on Wednesday evening, invaded the facility located along Uzuakoli road in Umuahia.

It also dismissed reports alleging that the armoury was invaded.

However, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abia State Command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, said that the hoodlums only attacked policemen who were on stop and search duty in the area.

He disclosed that two police were injured in the incident, but added that the hoodlums never invaded the SCID.

The PPRO insisted that there was no attack on the facility as speculated.

“The attack was on policemen carrying out stop and search duty in the area, not on the facility. Two policemen were injured. There is no arrest yet,” the PPRO said.

The state CID was last year attacked by unknown gunmen who burnt the facility and released detainees.

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