Gunmen yesterday, attacked the Correctional Service Farm Settlement at Umualomoke in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State.
Also, the hoodlums who the police alleged are members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its Eastern Security Network (ESN) affiliate, during the melee killed a Police Inspector, abducted the officer in charge of the place and set free seven inmates from the centre.
Imo state police public relations officer, Mr. Henry Okoye, in a statement, said that the Commissioner of Police, Aboki Danjuma in synergy with other security agencies have vowed to leave no stone unturned in apprehending those behind the incident after visiting the scene of crime.
Meanwhile, Okoye stated further that a former lawmaker, senator Patrick Ndubeze was also attacked the same day in the area.
His statement reads in parts: “The Commissioner of Police Imo state Command, CP Aboki Danjuma has deployed the Command’s Special Tactical Squad and equipped them with the available resources to go all out in synergy with the Military; other sister security agencies,and hunt down suspected IPOB/ESN disgruntled elements, responsible for the attacks on Correctional Service Farm Settlements, Umualomoke, and the residence of Senator Patrick Ndubeze, both in Okigwe, in the early hours of February 12, which resulted in the release of seven inmates, and abduction of the officer in charge of the farm settlement, and the death of a Police Inspector respectively . “The Commissioner of Police reaffirms the Command’s unwavering commitment to ensuring that the State is adequately protected.
He vowed that the hoodlums responsible for the attacks would be arrested and brought to book”. Okoye stated.