Abia State Commissioner Escapes  Death As Gunmen Attack Convoy, Kill Two Policemen


LAGOS JULY 26TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Some gunmen have reportedly attacked the Abia State Commissioner for Trade, Investments, Commerce and Industry, Dr. Chibueze Ukaegbu and killed two mobile policemen.

SaharaReporters gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday at Old Express Road by Faulks near Samek Junction at Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State. 

According to eyewitnesses, the hoodlums ambushed the commissioner while he was returning from a meeting with the leaders of various markets in Aba. 

The Director of Media to the Deputy Speaker of Abia State was quoted to have said that the remains of the murdered police officers had been deposited in the mortuary.

Meanwhile, a video of the incident seen by SaharaReporters on Wednesday morning shows a police vehicle on fire while the remains of one of the slain cops were on the ground in a pool of blood.

Bystanders are overheard lamenting the attack. Someone said, “Whoever kills by the sword will surely die by the sword.”

Meanwhile, sources told SaharaReporters on Wednesday morning that hundreds of policemen have taken over the Ariaria International Market, shooting and harassing innocent traders because of the incident.

The source said, “Please, help us. This morning, policemen took over Ariaria International Market, shooting and harassing innocent traders because of the unfortunate killing of two police officers yesterday. The innocent traders and residents were not the ones that killed the policemen.

“Nigerian security agencies should stop being cruel when such incidents happen. Nobody is happy with this insecurity. If you attack innocent traders and residents, how will they trust you and provide information to the police to help them track criminals? The police should deploy intelligence to fight crime in society.”

Efforts by SaharaReporters to speak with the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ogbonna Geoffrey, on the incident were not successful as he did not answer his calls.

At the time of filing this report, he had yet to respond to a text message sent to his mobile phone.




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