Gunmen, alleged to be militants of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, have killed a Chief Superintendent of Police, Fatmann Dooiyor.
Dooiyor, who was the Divisional Police Officer for Omuma, Governor Hope Uzodimma’s group within the Oru East Local Government space of Imo State, was amongst those that tried to repel the assault by the militants.
According to an announcement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer of Imo, CSP Mike Abattam, six of the gunmen have been killed by the police whereas 11 have been arrested.
Abattam stated the bandits in convoy of three automobiles invaded the group however have been repelled by police led by the Area Commander, ACP Benjamin Abang.
He stated that the police have been alerted when bandits have been sighted shifting in convoy into Omuma city.
Abattam stated, “The tactical teams of the command immediately swung into action, ambushed and launched a surprised attack on the convoy of the bandits which resulted to the neutralisation of six of the bandits while, 11 of them were arrested to the station.
“Unfortunately, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Fatmann Dooiyor paid the supreme price.
“The teams later recovered the three vehicles abandoned by the bandits to the station which includes, two Toyota Highlander SUV vehicles with registration numbers Abia MBL 517 AT and LAGOS , JJJ 984 EL respectively and a milk colour unregistered Lexus Jeep to the station.
“Presently, the command’s tactical teams and Special forces led by ACP Evans E.Shem are combing the bush for possible arrest of the bandits that fled into the bush,” the assertion added.
Suspected IPOB militants had attacked the group earlier within the 12 months.
They had killed a safety guard on the residence of Uzodinma and set the constructing on fireplace.