A few days after some gunmen attack a police facility in Imo State, killing one officer, another attack by yet-to-be-identified gunmen has claimed the life of a female police officer.
It was gathered that the police sergeant, Chinyere Obilor, was shot dead on Wednesday.
Obilor and her colleagues were reportedly ambushed at Ihitte junction on Owerri- Aba Road in Owerri by the attackers.
The female cop and her colleagues were said to be on duty when the gunmen in a minibus known as Busimo emerged from a nearby bush and opened fire on the police personnel.
NIGERIACRIME also learnt that a yet-to-be-identified person said to be a civilian, was killed during the attack.
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The female cop was attached to the Highway Patrol team of the state police command.
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.”
The state Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye, had yet to respond to an inquiry concerning the development as of the time of filing this report.