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Gunmen kill Police officer in Ebonyi

A Mobile Police Officer has been shot dead following an attack on Effium Police Station in Ohaukwu Local Government Area by suspected hoodlums.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Mrs Loveth Oda told Radio Nigeria that the hoodlums attacked the police station with guns and petrol bombs by twelve midnight.

She explained that two vehicles caught fire as a result of the petrol bomb launched at the station by the hoodlums before they were repelled.

The Chairman of Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Mr Clement Oda described the incident as unfortunate noting that one of the offices at the station was badly damaged.

Security agencies and Community Leaders in the area were interfacing to ensure that the fleeing hoodlums were arrested.

Reporting by Amechi Kingsley; Editing by Tina Oyinsan