Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu narrated how unknown gunmen who attacked Iwollo police Division yesteday killed four police operatives on duty and how the gallantry of the security men repelled the attack.
The Commissioner of Police made the narration yesterday when he paid on the spot assessment visit to the crime scene.
The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi also visited the crime scene where he requested to see families of the slained policemen.
Governor Ugwuanyi also directed the replacement of the Innoson branded patrol vehicle the unknown gunmen stole.
Governor Ugwuanyi gave an order for the reconstruction of the police station and construction of barricades before the police division.
The police commssioner in a news release made available by the Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, narrates how the staion was attacked and later repelled.
The Statement reads:
“The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, *CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, psc*, this morning, led members of his management team and Operational/Tactical Commanders to Iwollo Police Division for on-the-spot assessment, following attack on the Division by yet-to-be identified gunmen at about 0400hrs of today, 25/05/2021.
“2. The hoodlums, who came to the Station in their numbers, opened fire on Police Operatives on duty, but were gallantly resisted and in the ensuing gun duel, several of the assailants escaped with bullet injuries.
Unfortunately, four (4) of the Operatives, who sustained severe gunshot injuries, were later confirmed dead in the hospital, while parts of the Station was set ablaze by the assailants.
“3. Meanwhile, the Commissioner, while condoling family members and close friends of the Policemen, who unfortunately paid the ultimate price in the line of duty; has ordered the intensification of already launched discreet investigation to fish out the assailants and their cohorts.
“4. He further appealed to law-abiding citizens of the State to promptly volunteer useful information that will assist the Command in the ongoing investigation.
He also called on them, especially operators of medical facilities in the State, to promptly report to the Police any person(s) found with gunshot injuries.