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State CID, Abia attacked by gunmen



An undisclosed number of gunmen on Wednesday evening attacked the Criminal Investigation Department office of the Abia State police command located in Umuagu in Umuahia, inflicting serious injury on three police officers.

While one was reportedly seriously macheted, the rest two were shot but no casualty was recorded. The injured officers have since been rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

A source who spoke to Dailytrail News on the condition of anonymity said the armoury was also invaded, though it is not clear if arms were carted away.

The facility had been attacked previously and burnt down by unknown gunmen.

Efforts to reach the police public relations officer of the command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna proved futile as he did not respond to repeated calls put across by Daily Trail News.

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