Gunmen have killed a Chief Superintendent of Police, (CSP) Fatmann Dooiyor, who was the Divisional Police Officer for Omuma community. Omuma is the hometown of Imo State governor Hope Uzodimma in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
Imo State police spokesman Mike Abattam said six of the gunmen were killed by the police while 11 were arrested.
Abattam said the bandits in a convoy of three vehicles invaded the community but were repelled by police led by the Area Commander, ACP Benjamin Abang.
He said that the police were alerted when bandits were sighted moving in convoy into Omuma town.
“The tactical teams of the command immediately swung into action, ambushed and launched a surprised attack on the convoy of the bandits which resulted to the neutralisation of six of the bandits while 11 of them were arrested to the station,” Abattam said.
“Unfortunately, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Fatmann Dooiyor paid the supreme price.
“The teams later recovered the three vehicles abandoned by the bandits to the station which includes, two Toyota Highlander SUV vehicles with registration numbers Abia MBL 517 AT and LAGOS, JJJ 984 EL respectively and a milk colour unregistered Lexus Jeep to the station.
“Presently, the command’s tactical teams and Special forces led by ACP Evans E.Shem are combing the bush for possible arrest of the bandits that fled into the bush.”
The attack on the community is the second in the year. Police attributed the first attack to suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) where a security guard at the residence of Uzodinma was killed.