Unknown gunmen have abducted a police officer after an attack on the Police Divisional Headquarters, Umulokpa, in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Anaedoonline.ng gathered that the gunmen attacked the police station on Saturday evening and kidnapped a female officer who was on duty at the time of the incident.
A resident of the area told Vanguard that the gunmen stormed the facility and started shooting sporadically, leaving the policemen to scamper for safety.
The resident said though no life was lost, the hoodlums carted away firearms from the armoury compartment of the police station.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, said the command has intensified efforts to locate the abducted female cop.
In a statement on Monday, the State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawal, directed that the perpetrators be arrested and prosecuted.
Ndukwe added that the Commissioner of Police has equally ordered a full-scale investigation into the attack.
Part of the statement reads “The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Abubakar Lawal, has ordered the State CID and tactical teams of the Command to intensify ongoing investigative efforts to locate missing female personnel and fish out the yet-to-be-identified hoodlums, who in their numbers attacked and vandalized vehicles and other items at Umulokpa Police Divisional Headquarters in Uzo-Uwani LGA, in the evening hours of 09/10/2021.
“He gave this order after leading a team of Senior Police Officers and Commanders of the Command’s tactical/operational teams to the scene.
“Meanwhile, the general public, particularly citizens of the State, have been enjoined to assist the Command with credible information and/or intelligence that will lead to the location of the said personnel and arrest of the assailants.”
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