Enugu State Police Command has ordered an intensive investigation into the report of a female officer who went missing during an attack on its Divisional Headquarters in Umulokpa, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area by unknown gunmen.
The headquarters was attacked October 9 by a yet-to-be-identified hoodlums who vandalised operational vehicles and other items in the station.
Recall that some police personnel on October 8 repelled an attack on Ezeagu Police Divisional Headquarters where a police officer sustained bullet injury during gun duel between security operatives and hoodlums.
State’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the attack in a statement on Monday, said the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Lawal Abubakar, had ordered a full-scale investigation on the matter.
Ndukwe said that the commissioner also ordered a manhunt for abductors of the missing female police officer.
“The Commissioner has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) and tactical teams of the Command to intensify ongoing investigation to locate a missing female personnel.
“They are to fish out the yet-to-be identified hoodlums, who in their numbers, attacked and vandalized vehicles and other items at the police divisional headquarters,” he said.
The police spokesman said that the state police boss gave the order after leading a team of senior police officers and commanders of the Command’s tactical/operational teams to the scene.
Ndukwe, however, appealed to residents to assist the Command with credible information that would lead to the location of the said missing officer and arrest of the assailants.
“Such information/intelligence, which will be treated confidentially, can be sent through email:firstname.lastname@example.org by calling 08032003702 or 08075390883,” he said. (NAN)