The Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, who made the confirmation, also said eight of the hoodlums were gunned down in the crossfire.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Abia State, SP Godfrey Ogbonna, confirmed the attack, adding that the bandits also dispossessed the expatriate of N3 million.
Ikpeazu said this on Saturday when officials of the East Gate Inland Container Terminal Limited, a Federal Government Concessionaire for the project, visited him at the Government House, Umuahia.
An eyewitness, Martins Igwe, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the incident happened around 1pm at the city centre, known as Cooperative.
The announcement was contained in a statement issued in Umuahia on Sunday by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Kalu.
Kalu said this on Thursday when he hosted some clergymen in the state to a breakfast meeting in his Camp Neya country home in Igbere, Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.
Amapakabo gave the assurance following the club’s 18th spot on the NPFL log, with six points after eight matches.
This is contained in a statement, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, on Saturday in Umuahia.
The ultimatum came after an emergency meeting with the coaches in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, following the dismal performance of the team in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
The Commandant, Vincent Ogu, said this in his maiden news conference in Umuahia on Tuesday.
Ewurum gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Umuahia on Tuesday.
SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, Police Public Relations Officer for Abia State Command, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday that 29 detainees escaped from the Umuahia Central Police Station’s cell after overpowering the guard on duty.
Speaking at a press briefing at the Government House, Umuahia, Ikpeazu said the decision on the patient was reached after satisfying the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s conditions for discharge.
The Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Abia State has thrown more light on the death of the hospital’s House Officer, Dr. Jude Okpareke, saying his death had no connection with COVID-19 pandemic.
The two weeks lockdown introduced as part of government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 into Abia State resumed on Sunday after it was relaxed from Friday to 2pm on Sunday.
Activities resumed in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, on Friday as government announced relaxation of the lockdown imposed in the state in order to check the spread of the coronavirus.
The management of Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia has confirmed that Charles Tambe, who was shot by hoodlums on Friday morning in Ibadan, Oyo State, is in a stable condition.
Due to uncertainties surrounding the national lockdown owing to the increasing effects of the global Coronavirus Disease, the Management of Abia Warriors FC, Umuahia has further extended the existing break period for the club’s players and officials by one week.
Three broadcasting facilities engaged in pirating the broadcast signals of several right owners: Star Times, Communications Trends Nigeria Limited and MultiChoice Nigeria, have been closed down during joint enforcement operations carried out by operatives of the Nigerian Copyright commission and the Department of State Services in Aba and Umuahia, Abia State.
Force Headquarters, Abuja has emerged the overall winner of the 12th Biennial Police Gamed with 239 medals made up of 102 gold, 70 silver and 67 bronze.