Gunmen have killed a Chief Superintendent of Police, (CSP) Fatmann Dooiyor, who was the Divisional Police Officer for Omuma community, the hometown of Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, in Oru East Local Government Area of the state.
A statement by Mike Abattam, spokesman of the police command in Imo, said Dooiyor was gunned down while trying to repel the attack by the gunmen.
Abattam said the criminals in a convoy of three vehicles invaded the community but were repelled by police who killed six of the gunmen while 11 were arrested.
He said that the Area Commander, ACP Benjamin Abang, led that police who repelled that attack after they were alerted that bandits were seen moving in convoy into Omuma town.
“The tactical teams of the command immediately swung into action, ambushed and launched a surprise attack on the convoy of the bandits which resulted in the neutralisation of six of the bandits while 11 of them were arrested at the station,” he said.
“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.”
This comes three months after the house of Governor Hope Uzodinma was allegedly set ablaze by unknown gunmen who invaded his hometown and killed two security men on duty.
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