Gunmen on Wednesday killed a female police sergeant, Chinyere Obilor, who was attached to the Highway patrol unit on stop and search duty along the Owerri / Aba road in Ngor Okpala Council Area of Imo state.
It was learnt that the gunmen ambushed her and her colleagues at Ihitte junction on Owerri- Aba Road in Owerri.
The gunmen who came in a minibus known as Busimo were said to have emerged from a nearby bush and opened fire on the police personnel.
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Also a yet-to-be-identified person said to be a civilian was killed during the attack.
A source said that the vehicle which was abandoned by the attackers had been recovered by the police.
A source said,
“The woman was dedicated to her duties. She was killed in a gun battle when criminals ambushed them at Ihitte junction on Owerri- Aba Road. She was from Mgbidi in Imo. A mother of four children who was very cheerful is gone. This is so painful.
“She was attached to the Highway Patrol Team Unit. The hoodlums abandoned their vehicle (Busimo) which they came in with. It has been recovered and brought to Owerri.”
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