Police say not informed about meeting where Imo monarchs were killed

Niger Police 288159508

Njaba Local Government Council in Imo did not inform the police about Tuesday’s meeting with traditional rulers where gunmen killed two of the rulers.

This assertion was made in Owerri on Wednesday by the Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mr Rabiu Hussaini.

The police spokesman in Imo, CSP Mike Abattam, said in a statement that: “since hoodlums razed Njaba Police Division and killed two officers, only policemen on vehicular patrol were posted to the area to help check crime.

“When the command got wind of the attack, the commissioner of police mobilised the command’s tactical unit to the meeting venue to foil the attack.

READ THIS  UK congratulates Soludo, hails INEC on Anambra election

“At about 3 p.m., information was received that hoodlums were attacking the venue.

“It was at where the Transitional Chairman of Njaba Local Government Council, Mr Emeka Ihenacho, was holding a meeting with some transitional rulers.

“The commissioner of police immediately dispatched the command’s tactical teams to the scene and on their arrival, they were informed that the hoodlums had fled into the bush on sighting the police.

“At the scene, it was revealed that the council’s transitional chairman had invited and was having a meeting with 15 traditional rulers of Njaba communities without informing the police or other security agencies.

READ THIS  What APC should expect if 2023 presidential ticket is not zoned to South – Okorocha

“While the meeting was in progress, bandits came and started shooting at them indiscriminately, after which they ran back into the bush.”

Hussaini commiserated with the bereaved families and that the fleeing bandits would be arrested and prosecuted,” the statement read.


Support OHAFIA-TV NEWS’ journalism of integrity and credibility..

By contributing to OHAFIA-TV NEWS, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all. PLEASE:

READ THIS  Nnamdi Kanu: Abia Court restrains security agencies from court premises

DONATE


For Adverts, inquiries, or publication updates, please click the number (08082149747) to call directly chat with us on Whatsapp; Or send an e-mail to [email protected]

By Kalu Odinakachi
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Posts

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x