A Superintendent of Police, Magnus Abalu, and an Inspector of Police, Nwanchor Ikechukwu, have been identified as the police officers killed on Monday in Imo State by gunmen.
They were scheduled to lead a team to the scene of the murder of a traditional ruler, Eze J. B. Ochiilor.
The scene of the murder was to be visited by the Commissioner, Anambra State Police Command, Danjuma Aboki; and the Commander, Nigerian Army Brigade, Obinze Barrack.
The team was scheduled to be in Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area, where the traditional ruler was murdered.
According to a Situation Report sighted by our reporter on Monday stated: “On the 27th of November 2023, at about 12:45 am, consequent upon the murder of Eze J.B Ochiulor in Ezinihitte Mbaise Iga earlier reported, the Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP. Danjuma Aboki in synergy with Army Brigade Commander, Obinze Barrack embarked on the visit to the scene for an on-the-spot assessment of the incident.
“Supol Ahiazu Mbaise Division, SP Magnus Abalu and team, who came to Boek Petrol Station, Ahiara Mbaise Junction to lead the entourage to the house of the deceased traditional ruler, was attacked by gunmen, who came on a Black Toyota Venza without plate number and motorcycle, shot and killed the Supol, alongside one Inspector Nwanchor Ikechukwu.
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“Two rifles belonging to the deceased officers were carted away by the hoodlums. Tactical teams, Terro-Pol, Mopol Compol Imo and the Brigade Commander, with his troops are combing the whole area in search of the perpetrators of this dastardly act for possible arrest.
“The bodies of the deceased policemen have been deposited at the Federal University Teaching Hospital (FUTH) Owerri for preservation and autopsy.”