Unidentified hoodlums have allegedly attacked a police station in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, killing an officer and cutting off his manhood.
In addition, the hoodlums also made away with the deceased cop’s rifle.
The incident was confirmed by the Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Philip Maku; via a statement released to newsmen by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Loveth Odah, on Thursday.
Specifically, the deceased policeman was identified as Inspector Egwu Omini.
Maku disclosed that the incident occurred on Monday, October 26, 2020; after the hoodlums regrouped and re-attacked the Central Police Station, Abakaliki, setting it ablaze.
Further, he revealed that a number of patrol vehicles were also set on fire. Equally important, the Police Commissioner disclosed that the hoodlums were armed and shot at policemen. He also revealed other casualties and details of attacks on other Police units.
The statement read in part: “Exhibit vehicles, tricycles/motorcycles and other police property seen within the station were burnt.
They shot sporadically at the Policemen, and as a result, gruesomely murdered Insp. Egu Omini; cut off his private part and snatched his AK-47 riffle.
“On October 21, the first day of the protest in the state; two policemen, Paul Akpu and PC Ali Samson sustained bullet injuries. Two days later, one of the victims, Akpu died while on admission at Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
“The hoodlums proceeded to B Division KpiriKpiri/C Division Ekumenyi (Eke-Abe Police Station) and set the two stations on fire; after looting exhibit motorcycles, Plasma TVs, fans and other valuables from the exhibit rooms.
“On Wednesday, 28/10/2020 at about 4am, the hoodlums again stormed Ezza North Divisional Headquarters, vandalized the building; burnt two vehicles and Exhibit motorcycles.”
The attacks came as a result of the activities of miscreants who took advantage of the #EndSARS protests to wreak havoc.